Woman and her decisions, on how she wants to lead her life have been the subject of great speculation. This again forms the crux of 'The Scarlet Letter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne that brings forth Hester's ordeal when she is accused of adultery. The narrator has chosen to discuss the agony of women in the society about 200 years ago and how they always had to bow to the rules of the patriarchal society. The story is series of events that speak of love, trust and revenge woven around characters that make it an intriguing read. Nathaniel does a wonderful job by subtly questioning the reader, that nothing really has changed, has it?