The Scarlet Letter
Historical and Romance Fiction
Hester gets a job as a seamstress to support herself and her daughter. They live in a small cottage on the edge of town. The community tries and takes Pearl away, but since Arthur Dimmesdale helped Hester.
Dimmesdale has a strange heart problem which is caused by psychological stress and he needs constant supervision. Chillingworth volunteers to move in with him because he thinks that there his connection between him and Hester.
Finally, Hester learns to accept her punishment. Dimmesdale and Hester also come clean about being secret lovers. The two of them plan to run off together to Europe, but then he dies and Hester left anyway.
The scarlet letter
The letter "A" on Hester's chest stood for adultery. It was punishment for her to wear it the rest of her life.
He dressed up in a strange combination of traditional European and native american clothing, in disguise to get revenge.
Pearl was Hester's daughter and she valued her the most.