The Scarlet Letter

Scarlet Letter question

Instead of the "A" being sewed on Hester's dresses, one of the women in the crowd suggests that the letter should be branded where?

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One of the women suggests that the letter should have been branded upon Hester's forehead.

"At the very least, they should have put the brand of a hot iron on Hester Prynne's forehead. Madame Hester would have winced at that, I warrant me. But she--the naughty baggage -- little will she care what they put upon the bodice of her gown Why, look you, she may cover it with a brooch, or such like. heathenish adornment, and so walk the streets as brave as ever"


The Scarlet Letter