Why does Hester move outside of the city after her release from prison?
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Hester moves into a cottage outside the city because she would not have been welcome in town. Living on the outskirts gives her the opportunity to make a living, but it also gives her the chance to blend in.... for people to become accustomed to her presence and to eventually know her for the woman she really is.
The Scarlet Letter