Flashcards in the scarlet letter chapter 20 and 21 notes Deck (29):
Dimmesdale thinks that he has just
imagined the whole scene
what does dimmesdale remember
there's actually a ship in the harbor at that exact moment, just waiting to sail for Bristol, England.
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.
when will they set sail
in four days
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
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.)
how does dimmesdale feel when he gets back to town
what is a deacon
an ordained minister of an order ranking below that of priest.
what does blasphemous mean
sacrilegious against God or sacred things; profane.
who does dimmesdale meet in the church
a deacon and he almost says some blasphemous things
what does dimmesdale think about while in the church
thinks about arguing against the immortality of the soul.
what does dimmesdale do when he meets a new church member
he totally blows her off—making her wonder what she's done wrong.
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
what does dimmesdale wonder what he did
He wonders if he is mad. Did he make a contract with the devil in the forest?
who does dimmesdale pass
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?
after his exchange with mistress hibbins, dimmesdale wonder is he actually did
sell his soul to the devil
the narrator says what about sin
the narrator says that deliberately choosing to sin is pretty much like dealing with the devil.
wicked mortals have a lot in common with
does dimmesdale accept any more of chillingworth's drugs
does chillingworth know about the moment in the woods
after chillingworth leaves, what does dimmesdale do
throws his election sermon in the fire, pulls an all-nighter while writing a new one
what is happening in chapter 21
The new Governor is going to take office, and it's party time for everyone.
what does pearl notice about hester
a tenny little expression of freedom on her face
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.
election sunday is a day of
a day of both religious and civil thanksgiving
the commander of the bristol ship tells hester what
there is another passenger from your town
who is the other passenger