The Scarlet Letter Video Study Guide | Complete Playlist

This playlist consists of 33 video study guides for each chapter, an examination of the themes, characters, symbols, and more of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.  These videos are a great resource for students to better understand the themes and complex characters of The Scarlet Letter.  These videos will also help students analyze how an author’s choices surrounding how to structure the order of events within the text create effects like tension and surprise. Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below. 

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Common Core State Standards The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.


Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.


Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.