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titles of chapter 10 and 11

The leech and his patient
The Interior of a Heart

2

what has the adultery incident turned chillingworth into

He's desperate. He trusts no one, but he can't recognize his enemies, either.

3

where did chillingworth find a certain herb

on a grave, out of the heart because someone died without confessing something

4

what does dimmesdale do when they are talking about confession

grabs heart like he is in pain

5

what does dimmesdale suggest about confession

Dimmesdale suggests that some men, however, keep their sins secret because if they confess, they will never again be able to do good for God.

6

who calls pearl evil

chillingworth

7

what does pearl say when all the adults make eye contact

Come away, mother! Come away, or yonder old Black Man will catch you! He has got hold of the minister already. Come away, mother, or he will catch you! But he cannot catch little Pearl!"

8

Does Dimmesdale think Hester is relieved from her burden of sin by the scarlet A?

He does.

9

does dimmesdale say he has held anything back from chillingworth

nope

10

what does dimmesdale say about chillingworth dealing with spirit

you do not deal in medicine for the soul

11

what does chillingworth think of dimmesdale's passion

Hmm. Chillingworth reflects silently that the minister is so passionate, it's easy to see how he might have done a "wild thing" due to the "hot passion of his heart"

12

who would dimmesdale confess to

Dimmesdale isn't going to reveal his spiritual wounds to an "earthly physician," but only to a "Physician of the soul," i.e., Christ.

13

what does chillingworth do when dimmesdale falls asleep

looks at chest

14

what does the narrator mention about chillingworth after he looks at dimmesdale's chest

if anybody wants to see what Satan looks like in his moment of joy, he would need look no further than Chillingworth's dance as he leaves the room.

15

what does chillingworth begin doing in chapter 11

plotting his revenge

16

dimmesdale consdiers himself a big

sinner

17

does dimmesdale's congregation believe him when he says how vile he is

no they only venerate him

18

has dimmesdale gone to the pulpit

yes, several times, but chickens out.

19

instead of confessing, what does dimmesdale do

acts of penance

20

name 3 acts of penance

beats himself in a secret room all night using a bloody whip
fasts until his knees trembled
vigils night after night
carving of A

21

dimmesdale has dreams of what

hester prynne pointing the scarlet letter toward his chest

22

what does dimmesdale do at the end of chapter 11

gets an idea. leaves the house in the night

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