On Election Day, Dimmesdale gives what is called one of his most inspired sermons. He was an old man married to a beautiful young girl; of course he was the overbenefitted of the relationship. Hester, unfortunately, was not getting the benefit of the relationship. She loses her vibrancy, though and becomes more of a shell of her former self.
They returned to Salem, where Nathaniel took a job as a Customs House official from to They suspect he was lost at sea.
In he published "The Scarlet Letter", his most prominent work.
Chillingworth is left without his continuing revenge and dies a year later. Hester was young and beautiful, Chillingsworth was old and stale.
At first she refuses his medicine, sure that he has come to poison her, but he lets her know his revenge will be much longer. Hester Prynne is the main character of the book, and her husband is Chillingsworth, an old, broken down man.
They want someone who will love them for who they are, not based on social standing, or treat them with respect, not as inadequate objects. But as the procession leaves the church, Dimmesdale stumbles and almost falls. With him are ministers Wilson and Dimmesdale. He feels out of place and can relate to the story he reads of Hester Prynne, a young mother who ostracized from her settlement due to the judgments of the puritans in her town.
Although the townspeople are puritan, they use her talents with a needle and her aesthetic eye for beauty for some of their official garments. Hester was rejected by the villagers even though she spent her life doing what she could to help the sick and the poor.
There she raises her little girl, Pearl, who is willful and a bit wild. Both feel a sense of release, and Hester removes her scarlet letter and lets down her hair. His punishments become quite severe and begin to effect his health.
This represents the constant state Dimmesdale finds himself in.
Then he gestures for her to not identify him. The story of King David and Bathsheba is depicted in the tapestry in Mr. But, Chillingworth discovers their plan and books passage on the same ship. Continue reading Add your rating See all 5 kid reviews. Hester has a child named Pearl, who was three months old at the start of the story.
She threatens to tell Dimmsdale who Chillingworth really is. Renewed by this plan, the minister seems to gain new energy.
When the husband sees Hester's shame, he asks a man in the crowd about her and is told the story of his wife's adultery. One evening, pulling the sleeping Dimmesdale's vestment aside, Chillingworth sees something startling on the sleeping minister's pale chest: But, after losing his job due to a change in the government leaders, he decides to write a fictional account of Hester Prynne.
Chillingworth is livid, especially after noticing the only man Pearl relates to is Dimmesdale. Hester and Pearl leave Boston for parts unknown.
Hester Prynne is certainly the main character in this story.The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is a book of love, lust, passion, and punishment. The main character Hester Prynne is right in the middle of all of these things, along with being in the middle of a rocky relationship with her husband.
The Scarlet Letter at a Glance; Book Summary; About The Scarlet Letter; Character List; Summary and Analysis; The Custom-House Hester meets Dimmesdale in the forest, where she removes the scarlet letter from her dress and identifies her husband and his desire for revenge.
Removing #book# from your Reading List will also remove any. English writer Mary Anne Evans writing as "George Eliot", called The Scarlet Letter, along with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's book-length poem The Song of Hiawatha, the "two most indigenous and masterly productions in American literature".
"The Scarlet Letter", which is set in Boston inis mainly about Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. They had committed adultery, which is represented in the book by the scarlet letter - the word adultery is never mentioned.4/4(1).
- The Scarlet Letter: A Symbolic Narrative After reading any sort of book or story, the reader may sit back and think about how the book was written.
For example, one may look at the style, genre, and origins of the book. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne reveals the honest emotion that exists between Hester and Dimmesdale, but tempers it with the danger of their secret being revealed at the hand of Chillingworth.Download