The Scarlet Letter Symbol Timeline in The Scarlet Letter
The timeline below shows where the symbol The Scarlet Letter appears in The Scarlet Letter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Custom House
...the present. She looks out at the menacing crowd assembled before her. Hester touches the scarlet letter and squeezes her baby, Pearl, so tightly that Pearl cries. Hester then realizes that the... (full context)
...Hester, Pearl is painfully aware of her isolation. She has an innate sense that Hester's scarlet letter is linked to their rejection by society. She pleads with her mother to explain the... (full context)
Hester and Dimmesdale meet in the forest and hold hands. Dimmesdale says life with a scarlet letter would be preferable to his life of deception, since Hester is the only person with... (full context)
People came up with various explanations for the origin of Dimmesdale's scarlet letter . Some thought Dimmesdale carved it himself, as a penance. Others that Chillingworth, through magic... (full context)