The Scarlet Pimpernel Setting & Symbolism

Baroness Emma Orczy
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Scarlet Pimpernel

A scarlet pimpernel is a small, red flower that grows in England.

Notes

Every time the Scarlet Pimpernel helps a French fugitive escape execution, a note is discovered by the head of the Committee for Public Safety who is in charge of the executions.

Armand's Letter

Chauvelin confiscates a letter written by Armand St. Just that connects him to the Scarlet Pimpernel. Chauvelin uses this letter to blackmail Marguerite into helping him identify the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Scrap of Paper

Marguerite sees Sir Andrew given a scrap of paper at Grenville's ball and manages to trick him into giving it to her in order to read the note the Scarlet Pimpernel has written on it.

Ring

Marguerite finds a ring in her husband's study with a scarlet pimpernel on it. This ring helps Marguerite finally make the connection between the Scarlet Pimpernel and her husband.

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