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The Scarlet Letter

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Forest Symbol

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At the end of chapter four, Hester refers to

the forest round about us.

Although this is a literal forest, what symbolic, figurative, meaning does it hold?

A

It represents the world's unknown beauty.

B

It represents the undiscovered frontier.

C

It represents the part of the world that the Puritan faith has not yet reached.

D

It represents the fears of the Puritans such as lawlessness.

E

It represents the home of Satan, total evil.