GradeSaver (TM) ClassicNotes The Scarlet Letter: Study Guide

The Scarlet Letter Questions

Join the discussion about The Scarlet Letter by asking a new question or answering an existing question.

Explain the significance of sunshine in this chapter.


yalim v #236023
Mar 28, 2012 10:32 AM

Report abuse

Explain the significance of sunshine in this chapter.

Chapters 16-18

Answer this question


jill d #170087
Mar 28, 2012 10:38 AM

Report abuse

Nature itself, however, seems to be signaling that what is to take place will not be a simple illumination of truth. The sunlight seems to be avoiding Hester deliberately as she and Pearl walk through the forest. If, as it frequently does, light symbolizes truth, then this strange natural phenomenon appears to be suggesting that Hester is avoiding, or will not find, the “truth” that she seeks to convey to Dimmesdale. Indeed, the next chapters will show this to be the case.



Join for free to answer this question.

Existing Users

New Users

Yes No

The Scarlet Letter Essays and Related Content