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The Scarlet Letter

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Beadle Symbolism

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In what way might Hester Prynne's action off repelling the beadle be significant?

A

Hester likely received abuse from him in prison.

B

It symbolizes her disdain for all authority.

C

The beadle is the father of Hester's child and she is irritated at him.

D

This symbolizes Hester freeing herself from Puritan authority.

E

Hester is a particularly violent criminal.