The Scarlet Letter is a fictional drama-romance novel set in 1600 puritan Massachusetts bay. The events take place between the years of 1642 to 1649. When a young Hester Prynne get pregnant with an unknown man, while her husband remains lost and presumed dead at sea. The townpeoples force her to wear a scarlet red letter A on her chest as a symbol of her sin and to her shame, for she has become an Adulteress, that is what the letter A stands for. However, later in the story the letter A would become the symbol of the love she shared with the man who fathered her child.
- In 1995 Hollywood brought the adaptation of the Hawthorne’s book to the big screen. With performances by the well-know Gary Oldman in the role of the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale and a very young Demi Moore in the role of Hester Prynne. Robert Duvall portrayed Roger Chillingworth.