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Flashcards in scarlet letter chapters 1-5 Deck (19):
1

what is a beadle

jailor

2

what does the rosebush symbolize

some sweet moral blossom

3

where is hester punished

scaffold

4

how long is hester punished

3 hours

5

why is hester compared to the divine maternity

the divine maternity is Mary holding the baby Jesus.
To show contrast.
Places Hester as a heroine

6

what is one major example of irony so far

Verbal- These good people, talking about the puritans

7

who is the father

Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale

8

who is the husband

Physician Roger Chillingworth

9

how does hester earn a living?

seamstress

10

is hester required to stay in boston after she is released?

no, but she stays there anyway

11

setting

puritan time, boston

12

names of chapters 1-5

the prison door
the market place
the recognition
the interview
hester at her needle

13

who does hester love

Dimmesdale

14

does hester love the man she married?

no

15

who went missing for 2 years

roger chillingworth

16

why does chillingworth take some of the blame for hester's folly

Chillingworth should have known better than to imprison a youthful beauty like Hester in a marriage to an elderly, misshapen man.

17

roger wants to keep his identity as the husband a secret, does hester agree

yes

18

what has hester not sewn before for anybody

a wedding gown (staining the bride's purity)

19

does hester make clothing for the poor? how do they react to this ?

yes she does, the poor still looks down on her though.

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