A powerpoint overview of Hawthorne and a brief literary analysis of The Scarlet Letter. Includes symbols, themes,and motifs. Gives a complete summary broken down into Freytag's pyramid from the introduction in the Custom House short story to the Denouement and resolution. Characters are overviewed, as well as a brief background into the Salem witchtrials. Setting is also discussed, and the beliefs of the Puritans help to set the context of the story.