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1

what do hester and pearl plan to do at the beginning of chapter 16

plan to waylay Dimmesdale on his way back from visiting a sick person.

2

what does pearl say about the sun

the sun is afraid of the scarlet letter

3

who does pearl ask for a story about

Black Man who haunts the forest and offers a book and iron pen to everybody who meets him in the trees. Anyone who encounters him has to write their name in the book in blood.

4

where did pearl hear this

overheard an old woman talking about it (common superstition)

5

who is said to have written their names in the book

mistress Hibbins

6

what was said about the scarlet letter

it was the black man's mark on hester

7

Pearl asks if the stories about the black man and the scarlet letter is true, what is hester's response

It sure is. Hester has met the Black Man, and the scarlet letter is his mark.

8

what does pearl ask dimmesdale

Pearl asks whether he holds his hand over his heart because the Black Man had put his mark there.\

And if he does have the Black Man's mark there, why doesn't he wear it on his clothes, as Hester does?

9

after hester calms pearls, how does dimmesdale look

pretty rough

10

what assures dimmesdale and hester that they are both alive

dimmesdale touches hester's hand

11

what question does dimmesdale ask hester

have you found peace

12

hester replies with her own question? what is it

have you found peace?

13

what is dimmesdale's reply to hester's question

I'm miserable
and I only feel misery from my minister job

14

what does dimmesdale think about his action

he's afraid that any good he does is an illusion, since there's so much evil in his heart.

15

what does dimmesdale call himself

a hypocrite

16

who is dimmesdale's friend

hester

17

what does dimmesdale want out of a friend or enemy

somone who recognizes what he has become.

18

who is dimmesdale's enemy

chillingworth

19

hester realizes that she has really messed things up by

keeping Chillingworth's secret.

20

Guilt isn't going to cure Dimmesdale.....

it's going to corrupt him.

21

what happens when hester confesses

Dimmesdale vows he'll never forgive her; she says that he will, and then they hug it out.

22

why does dimmesdale say that chillingworth's heart is blacker than his and hester's

Dimmesdale finally says Chillingworth's heart is way blacker than theirs because he violated the sanctity of the human heart in cold blood. At least he and Hester never did that.

23

what does hester think chillingworth will do

seek revenge in a different way besides revealing their secret

24

is dimmesdale going to keep living with chillingworth

nope

25

where does hester say dimmesdale should go

How about leave the settlement? He can be free if he leaves and goes into the wilderness. (shot down)
head back to Europe, where no one's ever even heard of Chillingworth.

26

what is dimmesdale's response in hester's suggestions

Dimmesdale says he can't run away. He will do what he can as a minister in this village, despite his fallen nature.

27

how does hester encourage dimmesdale to go (quote)

"exchange this false life" for a "true one."

28

what is dimmesdale's final response to hester

He's too tired to leave, and he doesn't want to go alone into the world.

29

names of chapter 16 and 17

A Forest Walk
The Pastor and His Parishioner

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