The Scarlet Letter chapter 2

Name 3 crimes and the punishments that the Puritans might witness. Whooping post, blaspheme, and hanging
What is the relationship between the religion and law in Puritan New England? They are pretty much the same.
Describe the puritan women? manly and large
what punishment would the puritan women have given Hester Prynne if it were left to them? Scalded with a hot iron on her forehead to mark her as a “hussy” a immoral woman
Describe the appearance of Hester Prynne. Beautiful; tall; long black hair; and black eyes, pg. 50
What is Hester’s sin? Punishment? Adultery, to wear an embroidered letter “A” to mark her with a badge of shame.
What is astonishing about the “A” on her bodice? Beautiful elaborately embroidered with gold thread
Why is Hester taken to the scaffold in the market-place? to publicly put her to shame in front of the town’s people
What things does Hester think about while she is on the scaffold? childhood, parents, man deformed shoulder, and her new life
How old is her baby? 3 months old

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