The Scarlet Letter

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Pearl

Name of Hester's child

Husband

What is Hester's secret about her relationship with Chillingworth?

Scaffold and the scarlet letter

What is Hester's punishment?

Dimmesdale (minister)

Who is Pearl's father?

3

How many scaffold scenes are there in the novel?

Chillingworth

Who is Dimmesdale's physician?

Seamstress

What is Hester's occupation?

Wedding apparel

What did people refuse to buy from Hester?

Chillingworth

Who wanted revenge on Dimmesdale?

Dimmesdale

Who did Hester appeal to in order to keep Pearl?

They though he was even better

How did the congregation respond to Dimmesdale's self-loathing?

angel

What did people think the ''A'' stood for during the meteor shower?

she washed it off

How did Pearl respond to the minister's kiss?

run away

What did Dimmesdale and Hester plan in the forest?

election sermon

What sermon did Dimmesdale want to give before leaving Boston?

Chillingworth

Who was on the same ship as Hester and Dimmesdale?

scarlet A

What was seen on Dimmesdale's chest as he was dying?

she kissed Dimmesdale

What did Pearl do on the scaffold?

she marries a rich man in Europe and lives happily

What happens to Pearl?

Die

What happens to Chillingworth and Dimmesdale?

Takes back scarlet letter

What happens to Hester?

evil; cold and heartless

What does Chillingworth stand for?

treasure; ugly duckling

What does Pearl stand for?

The Scarlet Letter

Best work by Hawthorne

1804-1864

Hawthorne birth and death dates

Chillingworth

''Sooner or later he must leave thee mine.''

Hester

''Thou must gather thine own sunshine.''

Hester

''She is my happiness. She is my torture nonetheless.''

Dimmesdale

''The sinful mother is happier than the sinful father.''

Mistress Hibbins

''Will thou go with us tonight? There will be a merry company in the forest.''

Dimmesdale

''No, not to thee. Not to an earthly physician.''

Dimmesdale

''I whom you so reverence and trust am utterly a pollution and a lie.''

Pearl

''Will thou stand here with mother and me tomorrow at noontime?''

Hester

''I have surely acted a false part by the only man to which power has let me be true.''

Chillingworth

''No, he has but increased the debt.''

Pearl

''What does the scarlet letter mean?''

Hester

''Thou shall forgive me.''

Dimmesdale

''How am I to live longer breathing the same air as this deadly enemy?

Dimmesdale

''So thou thinkest the child will love me?''

Chillingworth

''Thou has escaped me!''

Pearl

''Thou wast not bold. Thou wast not true.''

the town beetle

Who represented the law?

novel

type of extended prose fiction

protagonist

main character

antagonist

character who is in conflict with the protagonist

subplots

separate stories or series of incidents going on at the same time as the main plot but related to it in some way

plot

sequence of events which can be divided into a beginning, middle, and end

climax

point of greatest interest

theme

controlling idea or insight into life which the author seeks to impart

symbol

something that has meaning beyond itself

setting

physical background against which the events of a novel take place is the setting

allegory

narrative or description in which the characters, places, and other items are symbols

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