Feminism in The Scarlet Letter

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In The Scarlet Letter, what does Hester do that distinguishes her as an early example of a feminist?

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1. In The Scarlet Letter, in what ways does Hester differ from the Puritan women of her community?

2. In The Scarlet Letter, what does Hester do that suggests a feminist perspective on the strength of women?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the expressions of feminism in The Scarlet Letter. The quiz covers the role that feminism plays throughout the book and also includes general questions about the book's author and setting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • Who wrote The Scarlet Letter
  • Where The Scarlet Letter takes place
  • The reason for Hester Prynne's punishment
  • Why Hester Prynne is viewed as a feminist heroine
  • Feminist traits in Pearl

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Hester Prynne's punishment in The Scarlet Letter
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can read information about feminist aspects of Pearl's personality and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the author of The Scarlet Letter

Additional Learning

Discover more about this topic by viewing the corresponding lesson called Feminism in The Scarlet Letter. Lesson objectives include:

  • Identify obstacles in Hester Prynne's relationship with Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale
  • Describe Puritan views toward sex
  • Point out why Hester Prynne's plan to escape with Reverend Dimmesdale fails
  • Explain how Hester Prynne comes to view the scarlet 'A'
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