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Introduction The first forty-four pages written by the author tell about his life working at the Custom House in Salem Massachusetts During his time of employment there he discovers some records in the attic and begins to piece together the story of Hester Prynne an adulterous man in Puritan Salem The Scarlet Letter is his account of the story with as many facts as he the author was able to gather from the documents he found Chapter 1 Hawthorns first chapter is short detailing the set up of colonial Salem He talks of the town and how essential prisons and cemeteries are in the organization Next to the steps of the Salem prison is a rosebush that has survived centuries and Hawthorn says this bush gives comfort with its beauty to the people who enter and leave the establishment Chapter 2 A town meeting is taking place and the people of the town mainly the women are gathered for the release of the adulteress Hester Prynne She steps out of the prison with the town beadle leading her with his hand on her shoulder Hawthorn describes her as beautiful with a very proud stature that does not cower to the crowd of disdain that surrounds her On her chest she bears the scarlet letter A that is surrounded by shining gold thread upon a gown that scandalizes the women of the town Clutched close to her breast is the child that was produced by her adultery and the apparent reason she was not more harshly punished for her crime She stood there under public scrutiny not with a look of shame but almost bewilderment that her life had panned out as it had Chapter 3 Mistress Prynne is placed upon the pillory for three hours so all can see her shame As she is standing there with her babe she notices a new man in town along with an Indian From the moment
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