I reread The Scarlet Letter last week and I remembered how many incredible scenes are in that book. I want to illustrate the whole thing. The book begins when Hester is brought out of jail to be shamed and exhibited in front of the whole town as a warning against evil. But she doesn't break down, doesn't give in to pressure to convict her accomplice. She holds her newborn baby and stands everyone down. She's seriously powerful. I wanted to draw that but I don't think this scribble does her much justice. Poor Hester. She never gets much justice.