of Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter ..
Alongside the theme of isolation, the scarlet letter, or symbol of sin, is meant to shame Hester but instead transforms her from a woman of ordinary living into a stronger person.
The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism.
The most obvious symbol in the novel is the actual scarlet "A" which
both the criticism and I agree upon. This "A" is the literal symbol of the
sin of adultery. The letter A then appears in many different forms
throughout the novel.
The Scarlet Letter is a book filled with symbolism. I feel the
symbolism helps to relate a situation to a position the reader knows about.