The Scarlet Letter

Why does Hester refuse to reveal the name of her child's father?

chapter 3 of The Scarlet Letter

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Hester bears her shame alone. She has no wish to inflict the shame and degradation she's experienced on another person. Particularly the father of her child. 


The Scarlet Letter