The Scarlet Letter
, Book Report/Review
...Arthur Dimmesdale, who is the minister of the church... Explain how The Scarlet Letter may be read as a psychological novel The novel, “The Scarlet Letter”, can be read as a psychological novel. There are different concepts of psychology that have come out conspicuously in the novel, most especially the concept of repression, guilt and unconscious. “A” scarlet is used to identify the adulterous individuals in the Boston society, and the mark has to remain with the individual until his or her death. Hester Prynne, a young beautiful woman, has fallen victim to the act of adultery by conceiving a baby out of her marriage, and she has now to suffer the consequence of her action. On the other hand, Arthur...