The Scarlet Letter

SCARLET LETTER Chapter 1 -- The Prison Door

2. What was their dream when they had first come here 12 years earlier? What are the first two necessities they “built” upon arriving?

3. Describe the prison door. rusty, antique, gloomy front, weather stained, made of oak and iron, ponderous-heavy

4. What was positioned in front of the building?

5. What lie on the other side, directly across from the weeds?


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The Puritans dreamed of forming a Christian community that would not be persecuted by the English and the Protestant Church. They built a cemetery and a prison first.

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