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The Scarlet Letter

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Hester's Thoughts

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Which of the following quotations gives a reason for why Hester is able to think differently from other women?

A

"The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread." (165)

B

"Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers." (165)

C

"They had made her strong, but taught her much amiss." (165)

D

"Her intellect and heart had their home, as it were, in desert places." (165)

E

"She had wandered in a moral wilderness." (165)