The Scarlet Letter

The Letter 'A'

Hester was strong and she possessed qualities of willingness and boldness that other women did not have during this time period” (cite). Hester was a young, strong, determined, skilled seamstress, and holy but sinful. With that being Hester looked at the ‘A’ as standing for “Alive” How does the story support this? Maybe help me find a quote...

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Hester's reputation has changed over the seven years since she had Pearl. Her devotion to serving the sick and needy has given her access into almost every home, and people now interpret the A as meaning "Able" rather than "Adultery." The narrator goes so far as to state that "the scarlet letter had the effect of the cross on a nun's bosom."