波士顿的清教徒严格遵循与他们违反道德道德是违反法律的好。通奸可处以死刑。地方法官对这位年轻妇女表示同情，允许她生活，但她却戴上“A”作为社会耻辱的标志。她要求给罪人的名字，但她拒绝与准备面对痛苦孤独。她被送回监狱。而在市场站在月台上，海丝特承认，她的丈夫在人群中。她的丈夫到她在监狱作为一个医生治好她和她的痛苦和不安的孩子。海丝特感到震惊和想报复他会杀了孩子以及她。但他告诉她，他没有这样的打算。那是他自己的错嫁在先进的年龄和一个年轻漂亮的女孩，他会原谅她。但他不能原谅那些冤枉了他们俩的罪人。他要她给他自己的身份和公开的罪人的名字。但是她说她不能强迫他。他告诉海丝特，在这种情况下，他会发现他自己在他寻找真相的书。他告诉她，他想把他的身份公开。海丝特发誓要与他换了个新名字Roger Chillingworth。罗杰是一个伟大的学者，物理和他的红色印第安人囚禁期间，他研究了几种草药可以治疗人类的疾病。波士顿需要这样一位医生，他在城里建立自己，无论大小，都把他看作是镇上清教徒社区的恩惠。父亲Arthur Dimmesdale是镇一个年轻且受欢迎的牧师。他是一个虔诚的人，被人们视为真正的灵魂。他的布道很受欢迎，在整个地区的人们称赞。他总是把他的心被一块布和右手的保护。经过一段时间后他开始感到痛苦和他的健康恶化。
The Puritan Boston followed morality strictly & for them violation of morality was as good as violation of law. Adultery was punishable with death. The magistrates had taken pity on the young woman & allowed her to live but she was to wear the ‘A’ as a mark of social disgrace. She was asked to give the name of sinner but she refused & was ready to face the agony all alone. She was sent back to the prison. While standing on the platform in the market place, Hester recognised her husband in the crowd. Her husband visited her in the prison as a physician to cure her & her child from pain & restlessness. Hester was shocked & thought that to seek revenge he will kill the child as well as her. But he told her that he had no such intention. It was his mistake to marry a young & beautiful girl in advanced age & for that he would forgive her. But he could not forgive the sinner who had wronged both of them. So he wanted her to give him his identity & disclose the name of the sinner. But she told that she could not oblige him. He told Hester that in that case he would find him on his own as he searched truth in books. He told her that he wanted to keep his identity disclosed. Hester swore & he assumed a new name Roger Chillingworth.Roger was a great scholar of physics and during his captivity with Red Indians, he studied several herbs which could cure human ailments. Boston needed such a physician and he establishes himself in the town and big or small took him as a boon to the Puritan community of the town. Father Arthur Dimmesdale was a young and popular priest of the town. He was a religious man and considered by the people as a true soul. His sermons were popular and praised by people of the entire area. He always kept his heart protected by a piece of cloth & his right hand. In course of time he began to feel the pain & his health deteriorated.