from the rest of the Puritans. She represents the revealed sinner, which makes
sin was revealed to the entire town. She is the strongest character in the book.
Through her needlework she represents the artist. Hester also represents
unrestricted human nature. Throughout the novel Hester?s actions make it
possible for her letter “A” to mean many things other than adultery, such
returns to at the end of the novel.