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timbrady eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Hester works as a seamstress. It is ironic that the only "public sinner" in their town creates beauty for all. Sadly, this cannot be said for some of the "good" people in the town.

visualtec eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As a seamstress. Hester's gift for ornamental needlework allows her to market her goods to the wealthy members of the community.

gbeatty eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Hester becomes a seamstress. Her strong sewing skills allow her to make her living.

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