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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