The summary of the scarlet letter would be that a wife of a man named Hester Prynne cheats on her husband Roger Chillingworth, which is her husband. The Person that she cheats on him with was the town minister at the time and his name was Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester ends up getting herself into a really tough and difficult situation when she has a kid named pearl. And because of this happening, it has caused Roger to be determined to get revenge on the town minister Arthur Dimmesdale. The summary of the crucible is basically about this man named john proctor has an affair with a girl named Abigail Williams and is wife. Elizabeth finds out (which is the mans wife) that the affair has been going on and ends up firing Abigail as their maid. Abigail ends up planning to get revenge on her by accusing her of being a witch which would caused john to come back to her or at least that is what he was hoping that would happen. The similarities in the setting were these of the following. They were both in the Massachusetts; they both take place in the mid 1700s to the early 1800s, Salem and Boston were both colonized by puritans, and both share similar themes. The theme of the stories includes the effects of sin on man. The theme of the crucible includes. John confessing and realizing he still had well inside of him and that he isn’t afraid to be hung for being accused of being a witch. Abigail does not confess and she points her finger at everyone else and ends up blaming everyone else for all the stuff that she did and ends up trying to get revenge on the woman that cast her out. The scarlet letter includes these following facts, Dimmesdale confesses and dies a happy man in front of the town, Chillingworth spends what time he has left in his trying to get revenge on Arthur and is as bad a sinner as the others who have committed sin. The stories both had relationships involving sin. Both confessed of something near the end. Both characters died after the confessing of their sins. Unlike John, Arthur loved Hester and john did not love Abigail. John didn’t die because of his affair. The edgy tale of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is comparable in many ways to Arthur Miller’s haunting play The Crucible. Both are set in Puritan New England in the 17th century and revolve around the harsh law enforcement of the time.