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1

what is the first chapter called

the prison door

2

examples of dark imagery in first two paragraphs of chapter 1

sad colored garments
door studded with iron spikes
prison house
grave
cemetery

3

in the 3rd paragraph of chapter 1, what is introduced that contrasts the gloomy imagery

the rose bush

4

what can describe the tone of the puritans

dark

5

what is the setting and time period

Boston
Puritan time

6

the flowers symbolize

some sweet moral blossom

7

what is chapter 2 called

the market place

8

example of verbal irony in chapter 2

The grim rigidity that petrified the bearded physiognomies of THESE GOOD PEOPLE would have augured some awful business in hand

9

theme of the novel

sin

10

Hawthorne believes there is ____ levels of sin

4

11

who was anne hutchinson

religious but free living woman who disagreed with Puritan society.

12

how did the scarlet letter get its rise to fame in north america

first symbolic novel in North America

13

what was transcendentalism

positive outlook on life

14

two transcendentalist writers

Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson

15

two anti-transcendentalist writers

Herman Melville
Nathaniel Hawthorne

16

Mistress HIbbens represents the

Puritan fear of witchcraft

17

Mistress Hibbing is the sister to who

the governor

18

The women, who were now standing about the prison door, stood within less than half a century of the period when the man like Elizabeth had been the not altogether unsuitable representative of the sex.

quote

19

Hawthorne is an anti---

puritan

20

"let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart."

Represents changing sympathy for Hester by the young woman

21

town beadle =

jailor

22

all the other women want Hester to

die

23

Hester has to wear a ____ until she dies

red A on clothing

24

can Hester leave boston? does she?

yes, no

25

how does Hester cover the letter

uses the baby

26

"it seemed to be her first impulse to clasp the infant closely to her bosom; not so much by an impulse of motherly affection, as that she might thereby conceal a certain toke, which was wrought or fastened into her dress.

using the baby to cover the letter

27

what does Hawthorne want us to do

condemn the Puritans

28

what does red represent

lust, hate, anger

29

what is the hidden sin

father

30

who is "The young woman was tall, with a figure of perfect elegance, on a large scale. She had dark and abundant hair, so glossy that it threw off the sunshine with a gleam, and a face which, besides being beautiful from regularity of feature and richness of complexion, had the impressiveness belonging to a marked brow and deep black eyes."

Hester Prynne

31

who is the father

Arthur Dimmesdale

32

Dimmes represents

weakness

33

what is the daughter's name

Pearl

34

Roger Chillingworth has a ____ imagery

cold
because of chilling

35

pearl represents

purity

36

why can't hester be put into stocks

the baby

37

what are spectral images

ghosts

38

Oh, peace, neighbours—peace!’ whispered their youngest companion; ‘do not let her hear you! Not a stitch in that embroidered letter but she has felt it in her heart. ‘

quote
young woman arguing for the well being of hester

39

what is a Papist

a catholic

40

what is the divine maturity

virgin mary holding baby jesus

41

example of situational irony in chapter 2

the father shows up- who has been gone for years

42

iniquity =

sin

43

who was the learned man

arthur dimmesdale

44

how long did hester hold the baby for

3 hours standing still

45

what is the title of chapter 3

The Recognition

46

in the hot midday's sun represents what

God's approval

47

Governor Bellingham represents the

puritan magistrates in Boston

48

Reverent John Wilson is the

reverend

49

Mistress Hibbins represents

governor's sister - witchcraft

50

manner of shame is

having a kind spirit

51

unadulterated-

sunshine

52

why was the father not exposed by hester:

they could both be killed
reputation
Might not believe her
Might consider her as a witch
make her look worse
she still loves him

53

who is Hester's husband

Chillingworth

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