Conflict in The Scarlet Letter


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In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, what example do we have of a Man vs. Society conflict?

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1. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, what example do we have of a Man vs. Self conflict?

2. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, what example do we see of a Man vs. Man conflict?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet and quiz, see what you know about conflict in the novel The Scarlet Letter. You will need to identify different conflicts that occur in this novel for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of these educational assets are to examine your knowledge of:

  • How Dimmesdale wins two conflicts with one action
  • Forms of conflict
    • Man vs. Man
    • Man vs. Society
    • Man vs. Self

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the literature lesson regarding conflicts that occur in The Scarlet Letter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the way in which Hester overcomes conflict with the people of her town
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different examples of conflict from this novel, such as the conflict Dimmesdale has with himself and Chillingworth, and Hester's conflict

Additional Learning

Gain more knowledge about these conflicts by reading through the lesson titled Conflict in The Scarlet Letter. Utilizing this lesson helps you cover these supplementary topics:

  • The meaning of conflict
  • Purpose of conflict in literature
  • Struggles of Arthur Dimmesdale
  • The definition of ignominy
  • Relationship between Dimmesdale and Chillingworth