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1

what is a beadle

jailor

2

what does the rosebush symbolize

some sweet moral blossom

3

where is hester punished?
For How long?

scaffold
3 hours

4

why is hester compared to the divine maternity

Mary holding Jesus is the divine maternity.
To show contrast
to play Hester as a heroine

5

example of irony in 1-5

verbal "These good people" - talking about the puritans, sarcasm
Dramatic- Dimmesdale is the father

6

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

7

how does hester earn a living

seamstres

8

is hester required to stay in boston

nope

9

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

10

how does hester dress pearl

dresses her like the scarlet letter
fashionably and standing out

11

situational irony in the novel

chillingworth walks up after being gone for 2 years when hester is at the scaffold

12

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

13

who is at the house with the governor

reverend wilson, dimmesdale and chillingworth

14

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

15

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.

16

what would hester have done if she lost pearl

went with mistress hibbins

17

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

18

what are the prickly burrs in chapter 10

pearl arranges them around the scarlet letter and throws one at dimmesdale

19

what is chillingworths goal around chapter 10

to get dimmesdale to trust him

20

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.

21

describe pearl's physical appearance

dressed in crimson like the scarlet letter

22

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.

23

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

24

"I commit myself to the one true physician of the soul"
who is the physician? and who said it

dimmesdale said it
Christ

25

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

26

what is sunshine a symbol of

god's approval

27

what is shadows a symbol of

sin the devil, dimmesdale, and chillingworth

28

"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
hester

29

what does "The victim was forever on the rack" refer to

dimmesdale continuously punishes himself

30

why is dimmesdale such a popular minister

he is a fellow sinner, preaches from his heart on the same level.

31

what are vigils

fasting of sleep

32

how does dimmesdale punish himself

vigils
beats himself with whip
fasts
carving of a on chest

33

where does hester meet dimmesdale to talk to him

the forest

34

why does hester meet dimmedale in the forest

she wants to tell dimmesdale the truth

35

what happens when hester reaches into the sunshine that shines strongly on pearl

it fades away

36

what does pearl play beside when pearl is talking to dimmesdale

by the trees so the black man doesn't get her

37

who says " I have laughed, in bitterness and agony of heart, at the contrast between what I seem and what I am"

Dimmesdale

38

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

hester prynne

39

who says "I cannot forgive thee"

dimmesdale

40

"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

41

who says "Preach, write, act, do anything save to lie down and die"

hester prynne

42

who says "thou shalt not go alone"

hester

43

who says " what little bird of scarlet plumage may this be"

john wilson

44

who says "you speak my friend, with a strange earnestness"

roger chillingworth

45

who says "Is hester prynne the less miserable, think you, for that scarlet letter on her breast?"

roger chillingworth

46

who says "there is nothing lost. We shall be friends again anon"

chillingworth

47

who said "come good sir, and my dear friend, I pray you, let me lead you home"

chillingworth

48

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

49

who says "better he had died at once"

hester

50

who says "It was myself, It was I, not less than he.. Why hast thou not avenged thyself"

hester

51

who says " I have left thee to the scarlet letter

chillingworth

52

who says "Is the world then so narrow"

hester

53

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

dimmesdale

54

who says "thanks be to him who hath led me hither

dimmesdale

55

who says "may God forgive thee"

dimmesdale

56

who says "I had been lost for ever. praised be his name! his will be done! farewell ! "

dimmesdale

57

what does the brook symbolize

symbolizes pearl and the line of demarcation between hester and pearl
the brook babbles along

58

"But now--since I am irrevocably doomed --wherefore should I not snatch the solace allowed to the condemned culrpit before his execution

dimmesdale says it

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