The Scarlet Letter Character Descriptions

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Governor Bellingham

This person represents an actual historical figure who was in charge of the colony.

Roger Chillingworth

This person is a physician.

Arthur Dimmesdale

This person is a young, charismatic minister at the center of this novel.

The Goodwives

These people believe the magistrates have been too easy on the accused woman and suggest branding or execution as appropriate punishments.

Mistress Hibbins

This person, who makes several provoking, although short, appearances in the novel, represents an actual historical figure, who was executed for witchcraft in 1656.


The person is the result of the crime at the center of the novel.

Hester Prynne

This person is the protagonist of the novel.

The Shipmaster

This person gives the daughter a long gold chain at the end of the novel.

John Wilson

Another historical figure, this person prods the town pastor to interrogate the accused woman about the identity of...

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