"ON A FIELD,SABLE,THE LETTER A, GULES." Just as the last sentence in this remarkable novel,after reading it,the letter A,grows in my inner field deeply. Generally speaking,I have no interests on religious novel. I think it's so aspect for such a nonbeliever to understand some religious issues as well as The Scarlet Letter. But from the very beginning of the story ,as the prison door opened ,a wild rose-bush, covered with its delicate gems, offered their fragrance and fragile beauty, symbolized the condemned criminal, Is emerging and blooming gradually. It follows that I am absorbed in the wild rose. The Scarlet Letter has only a few characters. But each of them impresses me deeply. They are made lifesome, imperfect, and unique .It seems that I could touch them authentically. Among those distinct personality characters, Hester Prynne is the most significant without doubt. First of all, Hester Prynne is a woman of courage .She has the great courage to seek for the passion of life, pursue her true love, struggle against the doctrines and canons, and take all the blame. What's more, she carries the courage to face the prejudice and the indifference the shameful letter brought about, the difficulties of maintenance and the hardship of raising her beloved daughter Pearl alone. The revenge and cowardice, the phony and deceive, all the ugly things dwarfed to the precious courage. I was touched strongly when Governor Bellingham and Reverend Mr. Wilson forced her to speak out the lover's name, she firmly shook her head instead of surrender. She said: “Never. It's too deeply branded. You cannot take off. And would that I might endure his agony as well as mine.” Her refuses was in contrast with the indifferent town people and the pale young clergyman with tremulously voice. Secondly, Hester Prynne is a mother of great love. From beginning to end, Hester always kept a peaceful world for Pearl, even she was punished to take out on the pedestal. She made every effort to protect her beloved daughter hurting by the outside. Her ascending spirit touched the people. The letter A, which originally meant "Adultery", had become the symbol of "Angle"、"Able"、"Advance" and other praise. Accordingly, Pearl, who grew up to be smart and pretty, was seen as an elf by the local people, even if the Puritan thought the elf-child like a burning fire was another Scarlet Letter. The Puritan believed that her mother was such a criminal that had no ability to raise the girl as a Puritan so they planed to take Pearl away from her sinful mother. Instantly, Hester cried "I will no give her up". This was not only out of a mother's love, but also a conception of struggling. Again, in order to hold Pearl, Hester angered the authority. Moreover, Hester is also a lover of unprejudice .On the pedestal, she kept the paramour's name and undertook the whole punishment. She bravely saved Mr. Dimmesdale and his fame.And it's plain to see that she was ready to sacrifice for the true love.She clearly knew that she was married , Mr. Dimmesdale was a clergyman and their love was forbidden in that society. But she firmly fell in the forbidden love .Even if the man was cowardice confronted with the scandal, she forgave him .Hester gave the sick clergyman courage , hope , warmth and permitted him to be Pearl’s father. She abandoned the past ,all the shame, the sin ,the suffering she had experienced, and took warm care of the poor clergyman. Even later she gave up the sweet life with Pearl, returned the small town alone ,took the Scarlet letter again ,and buried with Dimmensdale after her death. Hester moved people with her broad mind and comprehensive love. At last ,Hester is a soldier of fearlessness. She used her firm belief to conflict with Old Roger Chillingworth , to help him change, to take him out of the abyss of revenge. She melted indifference and prejudice from the townspeople with her generosity, kindness and friendliness. She overthrew the repression of human rights and freedom from the authority----the Puritan. Hester was not just a woman who protected her own love, but a symbol of love and freedom liberty. In the novel, there are several men but none of them stand out and fight against the cruel social rule, the unreasonable custom ,only Hester. The woman cleaned her sin, also touched the criminal society filled with darkness. She was the boldest soldier in the tough battle and finally she won. All in all, Hester with the gules A has been a mark of heroine ,as Pearl said that it’s the greatest letter A. This is a memorable story of the bygone days. With the themes of ages are changing all the time, we have been forgetting so much history. But whatever is changing, something should remain. Just as the Scarlet Letter, it’s the gules steer rose, the everlasting summoning of human freedom and endless love.