"...Many people refused to interpret the scarlet 'A' by its original signification. They said it meant 'Able'; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman's strength" (152).
2. Letter A
"A" represents "Adultery", but instead, people give this letter a different interpretation of "Able". Over the years, people have changed their mind and view of Hester. They are tired about chasing who is Hester's "secret lover" and condemning her for her sins. They now think of Hester as kind and friendly to everyone. Her sin is covered by her innate character and she is now free to pursue her true love, Dimmesdale.