The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Ch 5

What will be on Hester's gravestone? Why

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Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast--at her, the child of honourable parents--at her, the mother of a babe that would hereafter be a woman--at her, who had once been innocent--as the figure, the body, the reality of sin. And over her grave, the infamy that she must carry thither would be her only monument.

The scarlet letter will tell a story...... a story about the girl who became a woman, the woman who made a mistake, but who also cherished that mistake. She was innocent, and she was sinful...... she was human.


The Scarlet Letter