The Scarlet Letter

in the scarlet letter, what are the significant settings?

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The setting of the Scarlet Letter is the Middle of the seventeenth century.The Church of England had broken free of the Catholic Church some 200 years prior. Puritan Calvinists had broken free of the persecutions they felt from the church of England. They traveled to New England and set up communities based on the religious "purity". Religious law is very much entwined with the setting of this story. The jail house and court house always looms large no matter what is happening.