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The Scarlet Letter

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Hester's Punishment

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When told of Hester's punishment, the stranger responds by saying,

thus she will be a living sermon against sin.

What does he mean by this?

A

Part of Hester's punishment was to take up a personal ministry against sin.

B

Hester's punishment will serve as a reminder to others.

C

Hester's punishment will cause her to change her ways.

D

Hester's time on the scaffold is dedicated to the support of a sermon against adultery

E

Hester will become a councilor for those who succumb to similar sins.