Explain the significance of Hester’s return to the Puritan community at the end of the novel.
Book: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne — Chapter 23: The Revelation and Chapter 24: The Conclusion
In this final chapter, Hawthorne tells us that the moral (or one of the morals) of the story is “Be true! Be true! Be true! Freely show to the world, if not your words, yet some trait whereby the worst may be inferred.” Interpret this moral in your own words and trace how Hawthorne has used each of his main characters to develop this moral. Use evidence to support your answers.