The Scarlet Letter

What is the Old Testament punishment for adultery?

chapter 2, the scarlet letter

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Hester has to stand on top of a scaffold and be publicly condemned. Then Hester has to model her new dress with a letter “A” stitched in gold and scarlet. The “A” on her dress stands for “Adulterer.” Hester has to live on the outskirts of the village doing “good works” for period of time.