The Scarlet Letter

How do religious beliefs and colonial laws intermingle in this story

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The Puritans and the laws of the colony were interwoven so that the Puritans created a theocracy. The moral rules of the Puritans determined who was or was not guilty in such areas as adultery and other types of "impure" behavior. The government does, in a way, control the rules of the government.