Looking for opinion: not about essay topic

<p>Do you think a reference about Hester Prynne, if coupled with a sentence about a "scarlet letter," is too obscure to include in a college essay?</p>

<p>Or would the majority of college admiss. officers reading it get this reference?</p>

<p>I know, as a high schooler it's fresh in my head, but maybe not for the adults reading the essay.</p>

<p>They'll know. No problem. We all read it in high school.</p>