The Rose Bush in The Scarlet Letter: Symbolism


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In The Scarlet Letter, the rose bush at the prison door reflects the ideals of what literary movement?

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1. In The Scarlet Letter, when is the rose bush first noticed?

2. In The Scarlet Letter, with what historic colonial figure is the rose bush associated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The rose bush is a symbol used frequently in The Scarlet Letter. This quiz will ask you several multiple-choice questions about the rose bush's significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Identify the literary movement that the rose bush reflects the ideals of
  • Understand when the reader first encounters the rose bush
  • Name the historical figure that the rose bush is associated with
  • Assess what the rose bush symbolizes
  • Determine which character is identified with the rose bush

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the rose bush to recognize the spiritual attributes it represents
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the real-life figures and movements that are associated with the rose bush
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you take away the most important information from the related lesson on the rose bush in The Scarlet Letter

Additional Learning

To further understand the significance of the rose bush, read the related lesson called The Rose Bush in The Scarlet Letter: Symbolism. The lesson will help you:

  • Identify the author of The Scarlet Letter
  • Learn why Hester is the town pariah
  • Understand the patriarchal nature of the novel's Puritan community