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Excerpt from The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850

What is the primary function of paragraph 1?

A

To show who broke the laws and the need to be accepted.

B

To list various offenses that would bring the town together in front of the courthouse.

C

To contextualize the societal expectations of the people from the time period the novel was written in.

D

To demonstrate the level of connectedness that exists between law and religion.

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