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What kind of spectacle have the townspeople of Boston gathered to witness?


The townspeople of Boston have gathered to witness a spectacle of public discipline, in this case, dealing with Hester Prynne’s crime of adultery. She has to wear a scarlet letter A on her chest, and her punishment is by pillory, where she is to be exposed to ridicule and scorn by the townspeople.


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