What's the Difference between The Scarlet Letter the Book and The Scarlet Letter the Movie?


The Scarlet Letter

Released: 1950
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter

Released: 1995
Director: Roland Joffé
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Hester Prynne
Hester Prynne
Portrayed by: Demi Moore
The Scarlet Letter Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Hester and Pearl leave Boston. Hester returns many years later to live her life in her old cottage. Pearl, Hester and Dimmesdale leave together.
   This doesn't happen. Mistress Hibbins is accused of witchcraft and there is a trial.
   The story is told in the third person. The story is told through the eyes of Pearl.
   Chillingworth is going to follow Hester and Dimmesdale on the ship to Europe. He wants to get revenge in on Dimmesdale in town.
   Hester continues to wear the Scarlet A for the rest of her life. Pearl plays with the A and eventually drops it on the ground and Hester doesn't put it back on.
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