Flashcards in scarlet letter quizzes Deck (58):
what is a beadle
what does the rosebush symbolize
some sweet moral blossom
where is hester punished?
For How long?
why is hester compared to the divine maternity
Mary holding Jesus is the divine maternity.
To show contrast
to play Hester as a heroine
example of irony in 1-5
verbal "These good people" - talking about the puritans, sarcasm
Dramatic- Dimmesdale is the father
why does chillingworth take some of the blame for hester's folly
he forced a beautiful youth into an unhappy marriage with a mishap pen elderly man
how does hester earn a living
is hester required to stay in boston
what kind of child is pearl in the early part of the novel
she does not listen to others or her mother
she is not easily frightened and has courage
how does hester dress pearl
dresses her like the scarlet letter
fashionably and standing out
situational irony in the novel
chillingworth walks up after being gone for 2 years when hester is at the scaffold
why does hester go to the governor's house
to deliver a pair of gloves and to ask if the townsleaders are really going to take pearl from her
who is at the house with the governor
reverend wilson, dimmesdale and chillingworth
what is pearl's answer to john wilson's question "who made thee"
mother plucked me off one of the wild rosebushes that grows outside the prison door
where does mistress hibbins invite hester as she leaves the governor's house
to a party held in honor of the black man in the forest.
what would hester have done if she lost pearl
went with mistress hibbins
discussion between chillingworth and dimmesdale about weeds that were found growing out of a grave
chillingworth says the weeds grow out of the heart of someone who died with a confession. Dimmesdale says that some people do not confess because they would then not be able to do good before God
what are the prickly burrs in chapter 10
pearl arranges them around the scarlet letter and throws one at dimmesdale
what is chillingworths goal around chapter 10
to get dimmesdale to trust him
describe the governor's mansion
contains a big hall with a suit of armor standing in the hall. extravagant garden. elegant, fancy like Aladdin's castle.
describe pearl's physical appearance
dressed in crimson like the scarlet letter
3 things that pearl does that reflects her personality
she does not listen and will not answer questions correctly.
pearl speaks out of place or says inappropriate things like the black man has captured dimmesdale.
she stands up to the other children who attempt to bully her.
4 main characters and where they are on hawthorne's level of sin
Pearl -1 - innocent
Hester -2 - committed a sin of passion; not premeditated
Dimmesdale -3- commits adultery
chillingworth- 4- plots revenge against dimmesdale
"I commit myself to the one true physician of the soul"
who is the physician? and who said it
dimmesdale said it
who says "Look to it! I will not lose the child. Look to it." and who is it directed to
hester says it to dimmesdale
what is sunshine a symbol of
what is shadows a symbol of
sin the devil, dimmesdale, and chillingworth
"Mine was the first wrong, when I betrayed thy budding youth into a false and unnatural relation with my decay."
who said it and who listened to it
Chillingworth said it
what does "The victim was forever on the rack" refer to
dimmesdale continuously punishes himself
why is dimmesdale such a popular minister
he is a fellow sinner, preaches from his heart on the same level.
what are vigils
fasting of sleep
how does dimmesdale punish himself
beats himself with whip
carving of a on chest
where does hester meet dimmesdale to talk to him
why does hester meet dimmedale in the forest
she wants to tell dimmesdale the truth
what happens when hester reaches into the sunshine that shines strongly on pearl
it fades away
what does pearl play beside when pearl is talking to dimmesdale
by the trees so the black man doesn't get her
who says " I have laughed, in bitterness and agony of heart, at the contrast between what I seem and what I am"
who says" Truth is the one virtue which I might have held fast, and did hold fast, through all extremity, save when thy good thy life thy fame were put in question
who says "I cannot forgive thee"
"He has violated in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart" who said it and who is he
dimmesdale says it and chillingworth is the he
who says "Preach, write, act, do anything save to lie down and die"
who says "thou shalt not go alone"
who says " what little bird of scarlet plumage may this be"
who says "you speak my friend, with a strange earnestness"
who says "Is hester prynne the less miserable, think you, for that scarlet letter on her breast?"
who says "there is nothing lost. We shall be friends again anon"
who said "come good sir, and my dear friend, I pray you, let me lead you home"
who says this and who is it directed to
"when we last spake together, now seven years ago, it was your pleasure to extort a promise of secrecy, as touching the former relation betwixt yourself and me"
hester to chillingworth
who says "better he had died at once"
who says "It was myself, It was I, not less than he.. Why hast thou not avenged thyself"
who says " I have left thee to the scarlet letter
who says "Is the world then so narrow"
who says "but now, since I am irrevocably doomed where fore should I not snatch the solace allowed to the condemned culprit before his execution
who says "thanks be to him who hath led me hither
who says "may God forgive thee"
who says "I had been lost for ever. praised be his name! his will be done! farewell ! "
what does the brook symbolize
symbolizes pearl and the line of demarcation between hester and pearl
the brook babbles along