Flashcards in the scarlet letter chapters 22-end notes Deck (44):
what does hester hear
military music floating down the streets
who is arriving and for what purpose
The magistrates and citizens are arriving at the meetinghouse to hear the Reverend Dimmesdale's Election Sunday sermon.
what are the citizens referred to?
"young and eminently distinguished divine"
how does dimmesdale look in during the parade of people
what does pearl point out about dimmesdale's energetic state
that he's a different person from the guy in the forest
who else notices dimmesdale's change
the whole town starts sweating when
hester and mistress Hibbins are next to each other
adulterer and witch plotting
what does mistress hibbins say
When the Black Man sees one of his servants fail to acknowledge his allegiance publicly by wearing a mark like Hester's scarlet A, he makes sure to shame that person by placing a mark on his body and revealing it to the world.
how does hester feel while listening to dimmesdale's sermon
she feels worse than ever
where is pearl playing?
who is watching her
group of american indians
what does the ship master throw towards pearl
what does pearl do with the chain
twists around her neck and waist
what message does the shipmaster give to pearl
Chillingworth is going to bring Dimmesdale on board with him, so she doesn't need to worry about him.
what does the shipmaster call pearl
what does mistress hibbins call pearl's fatehr
prince of the air
who starts looking at what
the sailors and american indians and the townspeople start to look at the scarlet letter while dimmesdale is standing on his pulpit
what is the subject of dimmesdale's sermon
god's relationship to human communities
where does the procession head to after the sermon
how does dimmesdale look after his sermon
pretty ragged. more like a man near death
Dimmesdale walks where after the sermon
scaffold where hester is standing
what does dimmesdale tell hester and pearl
come stand next to him
what does pearl and hester do to dimmesdale's command
pearl runs up
hester hangs back
what does chillingworth say as he butts into the conversation on the scaffold
telling the minister to save himself and cast off the woman and child.
what is dimmesdale's reply to chillingworth
Dimmesdale says that he should have done this seven years ago.
what does dimmesdale do on the scaffold
before he collapses, he tears open his shirt to show the mark on his chest.
what is chillingworth's response when dimmesdale shows his scarlet letter
"Curses! Foiled again!" because Dimmesdale has managed to escape his revenge.
dimmesdale hopes what will happen to chillingworth
he sure hopes God will forgive Chillingworth, since he's also sinned.
after dimmesdale confesses, what does pearl do
Pearl feels sorry for him. She kisses him, and it makes her into a woman
will dimmesdale and hester meet again
Eh, probably not, he says. After all, they have broken the law and sinned. God is merciful and all, but probably not so merciful that he'll let them be together in the afterlife.
dimmesdale's final words
Had either of these agonies been wanting, I
had been lost for ever! Praised be His name! His will be
what do people say happened on the scaffold
Some people say they saw a scarlet letter, similar to the one worn by Hester Prynne, engraved in Dimmesdale's flesh. Some think he minister etched the letter himself as a form of penance. Others think that Roger Chillingworth made it appear. And then some suggest that it appeared due to the "ever active tooth of remorse" (24.1).
what do the optimists claim
who claimed they didn't see anything at all and that there's no way Dimmesdale could have been Pearl's father.
think that Dimmesdale chose to die in the arms of a fallen woman to demonstrate that we're all sinners in the eyes of God.
the narrator tells the readers that
we should be honest, rather than hiding our worst traits and sins from the world.
what happens to chillingworth
After Dimmesdale's death, Roger Chillingworth has no reason to live. He dies a year later and leaves all his property, in both England and in the U.S., to Pearl.
pearl is now the
richest heiress in the new world
where do hester and pearl go
they disappear from their cottage
does hester return
what is being sent to hester
For the rest of her life, somebody sends Hester rich gifts, tokens, and ornaments—so someone's obviously looking after her.
what do people believe happened to pearl
The gossips also believe that Pearl is alive, married, and having kids, because they see Hester embroidering a baby garment.
where is hester's real home
Hester has decided that New England is her real home. As the narrator says, "Here had been her sin; here, her sorrow; and here was yet to be her penitence" (24.11).
does hester still wear her scarlet letter
the letter is now a sign of her
where is hester buried and what is on her tombstone
When she dies, she's buried near Dimmesdale... but not too near. And her gravestone, obviously, has a scarlet letter on it.