The Scarlet Letter ABC
By: Kaleb Scott
A is for the letter that Hester wears on her bosom.
B is for bosom, Hester wears the letter “A” on her bosom.
C is for Child of the devil, which is what many people believe Pearl is.
D is for the dramatic way Dimmesdale dies at the end of the story.
E is for the Elf-Child, in the novel, the townspeople called Pearl the Elf-Child.
F is for faith, the book is based upon a Puritan community, therefore they have
faith in every situation.
G is for Governor Bellingham, he is the governor of their community.
H is for Hester Prynne, Hester is one of the main characters in the book and is the
mother of Pearl.
I is for impish, some may describe Pearl as an impish child, meaning she is very
J is for Jail, one side of the jail has roses and is pretty, while the other side is dark
K is for kiss, Pearl kisses Dimmesdale at the end of the book after he drops dead.
L is for Lies, Dimmesdale lies to the town about his secret sins.
M is for Meteor, when Dimmesdale is on the scaffold with Pearl and Hester, a
meteor traces a letter “A” in the sky.
N is for Novel, the Scarlet Letter is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
O is for Opposition, the townspeople opposed Hester and Pearl and did not
include them in the community.
P is for Pearl, one of the main characters in the book; Hester’s child; “Demon
Q is for quiet, Chillingworth was a very quiet person.
R is for Religion, the characters in this book have a Puritan religion.
S is for Scar, at the end of the book when Dimmesdale is on the scaffold, the
citizens closest to him could see his “A” shaped scar.
T is for Tragedy, Dimmesdale’s death was a tragedy.
U is for unity, at the end of the book, Dimmesdale, Hester, and Pearl all unite on
V is for violent, the townspeople were violent with their words towards Hester and
W is for Winthrop, when the meteor goes across the sky, the townspeople take it
as a sign of his entry into heaven.
X is for Xenophobia, Pearl has xenophobia since she is afraid of strangers.
Y is for young, at the end of the novel, Dimmesdale appears to be younger.
Z is for zeal, the Puritans in the book had a zeal for God’s glory.