The Sexton explains that the glove was found on the scaffold where sinners stand. She throws rocks at them. How does the narrator describe Chillingworth's joy and why is this description meaningful? Labeled as an adulteress, she is the victim of the Puritan lifestyle. What are his most significant physical features and what do they suggest about his personality and even his soul? Her home secludes her from the town, but still often attracts unwanted attention, especially by children. She considers New England her home, a place where she has established herself and a place where several meaningful events take place. Governor Bellingham and his sister, Mistress Hibbins awake in the night due to Dimmesdale's shriek.
He believes that subjecting himself to the same punishment as Hester Prynne had years ago, he would feel better. Hester claims that without Pearl, she might as well be dead. She knows that Hester thinks fondly of him and that doesn't sit well with Pearl. The three all defied the Puritan God, and lived to face their consequences. Dimmesdale asks Hester to use her strength to support him, and she encourages him to consider the possibility that they can without being discovered. After the moving sermon, the Sexton approaches Dimmesdale with a black glove. The red of the letter, standing for adultery, reminds the reader of the rosebush and the letter that later appears in the sky.
Describe and analyze the narrator's tone toward Dimmesdale as he describes this confession. As one who embraces knowledge, it's expected that he would want to inform others of his name and enlighten them with the knowledge of his identity. Hester supports herself and her child through her talents as a seamstress and needlewoman. We shall start by talking about Roger Chillingsworth. Chapter 2- This chapter formally introduces our protagonist, Hester Prynne, and she is seen walking out of the prison in the first scene. The reader is clued into the fact that the other half is the Reverend, Arthur Dimmesdale.
When this still protected neither, she felt the need to confess. Everyone sins, and the consequences of sin are different for everyone. In an unexpected , Hester openly refuses Wilson's demand that she speak the name of her child's father Once she has returned to her jail cell in Chapter 4, Hester receives a , who offers a sleeping potion to calm Pearl and Hester. This helps build the concept that Pearl acts not as just a negative reminder, but a positive instigator for Hester's actions. He uses these dualities to shape the characters emotions and actions as they are oppressed and isolated by the society around them.
He had wondered if he had been dreaming, but to clear his mind he reminded himself of their plan to escape to England. They have sinned and considered running away. Sin strengthens Hester, humanizes Dimmesdale, and turns Chillingworth into a demon. That Hester chooses to live near the woods, on the border between forest and the town, is a clear and potent metaphor for her place in limbo between the spheres of the moral and immoral. This shows that Dimmesdale does not know what the after life will be like, but he knows that it will be the way God wanted it to be.
It was as if another figure had taken Pearl's role in Hester's life. This shows that Hester remembers important events and isn't shy about letting the importance of events dictate her actions. Through the course of several years, Hester is often viewed as an outcast, yet still remains a constant symbol of sin. He has justified his one sin by overcompensating with other pure actions. The narrator describes the look as if the Hester was hidden behind the letter itself.
Indeed, Hester seems to be trying to live in both worlds simultaneously, which results in her further degradation and the increasingly clear fact that she will have to make a choice. Pearl on the other hand is happy just as everyone else and bubbly, and wonders why her mother is not as cheerful. Some argued that the letter on his chest was placed there by his agony while others attributed it to his own hand. Hester responds by exclaiming that Pearl came from their Heavenly Father. It shows that a letter can be more hindering than the sin itself, and that the way you handle the punishment is important. Pearl rejects Dimmesdale's kiss because she hasn't warmed up to his presence yet. During his conversation with Hester, what opinion of Dimmesdale's character does Chillingworth offer? Hester and Dimmesdale accept that they have sinned.
The music was described as terrible, but satisfying simply due to the loud intimidating noise. Describe the stranger standing next to the Indian during Hester's punishment. When Hester appears with Pearl, she is in stark contrast to the gloom and the grim reality of the crowd. He believes that Hester will be a walking representation against sin. Along the course of time after the act of adultery had happened, Hester could not hide the fact that she was bearing a child that was not of her husband, but from another man.
It was emotionally packed, with Hester pleading with Dimmesdale to runaway and escape the misery of the town. In the meantime, Pearl was persistent, when she kept asking her mother about scarlet letter and why the minister clutches his hand over his heart. Hawthorne made Pearl an important symbol for Hester. The reader, however, knows not to trust this innocent dialogue. Dimmesdale has understood that by not revealing his sin, he has doomed himself. In what way does he appear separate from the crowd and how does this affect Hester? Chillingworth feels satisfied now that he has complete proof that Dimmesdale is the person who slept with Hester Prynne, and fathered Pearl. Where does Hester live after her leaving the prison? How does Hester support herself and Pearl? In the past couple of chapters, this was heavily drawn on.