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1

Dimmesdale thinks that he has just

imagined the whole scene

2

what does dimmesdale remember

there's actually a ship in the harbor at that exact moment, just waiting to sail for Bristol, England.

3

hester has met who before? what does this mean?

Hester has met the captain and crew, so she should be able to secure passage for two adults and a child.

4

when will they set sail

in four days

5

what does dimmesdale plan to do during these four days

end his career on a high note by preaching his final sermon, The election sermon

6

what is the election sermon

the "Election Sermon" was a sermon that basically meditated on the religious and civil duties of elected officials (and those who elect them) as allegedly laid out in the Bible. Pretty important stuff in a mid-17th century Puritan community.)

7

how does dimmesdale feel when he gets back to town

weird

8

what is a deacon

an ordained minister of an order ranking below that of priest.

9

what does blasphemous mean

sacrilegious against God or sacred things; profane.

10

who does dimmesdale meet in the church

a deacon and he almost says some blasphemous things

11

what does dimmesdale think about while in the church

thinks about arguing against the immortality of the soul.

12

what does dimmesdale do when he meets a new church member

he totally blows her off—making her wonder what she's done wrong.

13

what is he tempted to teach to the children

he's tempted to teach some naughty words to some Puritan children playing by the road

14

what does dimmesdale wonder what he did

He wonders if he is mad. Did he make a contract with the devil in the forest?

15

who does dimmesdale pass

mistress hibbins

16

what does Mistress Hibbins ask dimmesdale

tells him to let her know next time he heads off into the woods, and she'll come along too.

why doesn't he just join her at midnight in the forest, i.e., come to one of her fun witch parties?

17

after his exchange with mistress hibbins, dimmesdale wonder is he actually did

sell his soul to the devil

18

the narrator says what about sin

the narrator says that deliberately choosing to sin is pretty much like dealing with the devil.

19

wicked mortals have a lot in common with

perverted spirits

20

does dimmesdale accept any more of chillingworth's drugs

nope

21

does chillingworth know about the moment in the woods

nope

22

after chillingworth leaves, what does dimmesdale do

throws his election sermon in the fire, pulls an all-nighter while writing a new one

23

what is happening in chapter 21

The new Governor is going to take office, and it's party time for everyone.

24

what does pearl notice about hester

a tenny little expression of freedom on her face

25

what does pearl say about dimmesdale

she calms down enough to say that dimmesdale is a strange, sad man if he'll greet them only at night or in the forest.

26

election sunday is a day of

a day of both religious and civil thanksgiving

27

the commander of the bristol ship tells hester what

there is another passenger from your town

28

who is the other passenger

chillingworth

29

names of chapter 20 and 21

The minister in a maze
The new england holiday

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