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The Scarlett letter
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"Ah but let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart."
"A bodily disease, which we look upon as a whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom if some ailment in the spiritual part"
"He wore a dark feather in his hat, a border of embroidery in his cloak, and a black velvet tunic beneath"
"... The eldest clergyman of Boston, a great scholars like most of his contemporaries in the profession, and withal a man of kind and genial spirit"
"By the Indians side, and evidently sustaining a companionship with him, stood a white man, clad in a strange disarray of civilized and savage costume."
A witch- she turned me into a new
The town- beadle
Puritan society control
The rose bush
Who wrote the Scarlett letter?
Hawthorne completed the Scarlett letter in what year?
Puritanical severity of law and authority of the regime
The prison door best represents which of the following?
Puritanical punishment for moral crimes
The rose bush outside the prison door is a symbol of all the following except:
How long each day did Hester have to stand on the scaffold?
Contradictory images and hypocrisy
Hawthornes portrayal of the puritanical society is one of
A Scarlett letter A
Hester has embroidered what symbol onto her dress?
He places his hand over his heart
What gesture does reverend dimmesdale make throughout the book?
Because dimmesdale is called upon to ask Hester who the father is
Why is the first scaffold scene very ironic?
Chillingworth pretends to be of what profession?
On the outskirts of boston
After she is released from prison, Hester goes to live where?
By her needlework
How does Hester earn a living?
The voice of romanticism/Hawthorne
What statement best describes pearls ROLE in the novel
That she was plucked off a rose bush
When did John Wilson asks pearl who her maker is, Pearl replies:
Mistress Hibbins, the sister of governor Bellingham is reputed to be:
To whom does Hawthorne apply the term "the leech"
Chillingworth becomes Dimmesdales doctor and guesses the secret
How does Chillingworth figure out who pearls father really is?
She indicates that only God can remove her letter
What is Hester's response when she learns that the Puritan council might allow her to remove her Scarlet letter?
To run away and live elsewhere
Hester tries to convince dimmesdale to what during their walks in the woods?
She convulses and screams
What does Pearl do when she first sees her mother without the scarlet letter?
Who destroys dimmesdale and Hester's plans to run away from Boston
She kisses dimmesdale
What does Pearl do right before dimmesdale dies
Eventually, years after it was put on her chest to stand for "adultery", the "A" on Hester's chest begins to stand for
Chillingworth and Pearl
Two symbolic images of the good and evil battling over Dimmesdale's soul are:
Proclaiming its own smug and judgements, self-righteousness
By punishing Hester with the Scarlet letter, the Puritan community is doing what, according to Nathaniel Hawthorne
He felt single-mindedly was bent on personal revenge against dimmesdale
Chillingworth became the greatest sinner in violating the human heart because
She is left a lot of money by Chillingworth, and leaves town, never to be heard from again
What happens to Pearl at the end of the story?
Boston, Massachusetts in 1650
What is the setting of the Scarlett letter
What literary device does Hawthorne use in the underline portion of the passage? The following line is about Hester, towards the end of the story:
"Her face, so long familiar to the townspeople, showed the marble quietude which they were accustomed to behold, there, It was like a mask; or rather, like the frozen calmness of a dead woman's features...."
What kind of story, or genre, is the Scarlet Letter classified as
I and II
Hawthornes adds to the fascination of the Scarlett Letter by telling of-
I. An A in the sky
II. Historical sinners who wore similar masks of shame
III. The different ways in which it affected peopple
The 17th century
In what century is the story of Hester prynne set
What is situated immediately outside the door of the prison in which Hester is kept
With whom has Chillingworth been living before he appears in Boston
(All of the above)
Scourging or whopping, fasting, vigils
Which of the following is a method dimmesdale uses to punish himself for his sins
Next to whom is Hester buried at the end of the novel
By kissing him
How does Pearl acknowledge dimmesdale as her father at his death?
A Scarlett letter, A
What mark can supposedly be seen on Dimmesdale's chest
She inherits Chillingworth's estate and marries a nobleman
How does Pearl become wealthy?
which item is NOT allowed to make for the people e
Hester, Pearl and dimmesdale
At the end of the novel, the following individuals are up on ten scaffold together
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