Important Quotes from The Scarlet Letter: Examples & Analysis


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In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, why is Hester is forced to wear the letter A on her chest?

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1. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, what is Roger Chillingworth's real identity?

2. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, why do the townspeople believe the Reverend Dimmesdale is always clutching his heart?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz/worksheet focus on important quotes from The Scarlet Letter. They'll also test how familiar you are with connected characters and plot details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Takers of this quiz/worksheet will encounter questions on the following aspects of The Scarlet Letter:

  • What Hester urges Dimmesdale to do in order to ease the burden of his sin
  • How Dimmesdale frees himself from Roger Chillingworth
  • Why the townspeople believe Dimmesdale is always grasping his heart
  • Roger Chillingworth's true identity
  • Why Hester is forced to wear the letter 'A' on her chest

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important details from the lesson on plot points of The Scarlet Letter
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read insight into why Hester wears the letter 'A' on her chest as well as why Dimmesdale is believed to be always clutching at his heart and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the interaction of characters within The Scarlet Letter

Additional Learning

To learn more Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, you can explore the corresponding lesson titled Important Quotes from The Scarlet Letter: Examples & Analysis. This lesson consists of the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the themes of The Scarlet Letter
  • Examine quotes from The Scarlet Letter and connect them to the novel's themes
  • Get to know three main characters from The Scarlet Letter