Prynne, Hester

Prynne, Hester

adulterous woman in Puritan New England; condemned to wear a scarlet letter. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]

Prynne, Hester

stoically endures the ostracism imposed on her for adultery. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]

Prynne, Hester

pilloried and sentenced to wear a scarlet “A” for her sin of adultery. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]

Prynne, Hester

ostracized, sewing becomes her daily preoccupation. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]
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Like Hawthorne's Hester Prynne, Hester Smith lives on the fringes of this "kingdom" and wears the letter A on her chest.
(11) Christopher Bigsby, in his 1994 novel Hester (New York: Penguin, 1994), accents Chillingworth's figurative illegitimacy by making him illegitimate and Jewish, though he misses an opportunity (and misreads The Scarlet Letter) in making Chillingworth his legal name and Prynne, Hester's chosen pseudonym.
And then there is Roger Chillingworth, ne Prynne, Hester's long-absent spouse.