Seven years have past and Hester is more and more accepted in society. The Narrator — a young man who has been given the boring job of customhouse official in Salem, Massachusetts. She tells him who Chillingworth really is.
He suspects the minister, so when he grows more ill, Chillingworth, a doctor, moves in with him to discover the truth.
Chillingworth is still practicing his psychological torture of her but Dimmesdale seems immune to it. The former lovers decide to flee to Europe, where they can live with Pearl as a family. The nameless narrator was the surveyor of the customhouse in Salem, Massachusetts.
But when she once again realizes with disbelief where she is now, she squeezes the baby a bit hard and causes it to cry out. With him are Reverends Wilson and Dimmesdale. Their affair is discovered when she becomes pregnant.
When the narrator lost his customs post, he decided to write a fictional account of the events recorded in the manuscript. The Scarlet Letter is the final product. But as the procession leaves the church, Dimmesdale stumbles and almost falls.
One evening, pulling the sleeping Dimmesdale's vestment aside, Chillingworth sees something startling on the sleeping minister's pale chest: He will tempt her to a pact that will damn her soul.
Renewed by this plan, the minister seems to gain new energy.
After delivering one of his best sermons to date, Dimmesdale pulls his lover and daughter on the scaffold again, he mounts next to them, revealing the mark on his chest and revealing his sins.
After quizzing Pearl on religious teachings and not receiving expected answers they begin to think it better she be taken from Hester. He is dressed in a combination of English and Native American garb. She is only three years old. One can often return to it; it supports familiarity and has the inexhaustible charm and mystery of great works of art.
From her vantage point as the town pariah she can see much of the happenings of the town. She often torments her mother regarding the letter she wears. So, he wanders around exploring the building. Seeing Hester and Pearl in the crowd watching the parade, he climbs upon the scaffold and confesses his sin, dying in Hester's arms.
Though a small child, she sees what others do not. Pearl asks if Dimmesdale will walk hand in hand back to the village, but he refuses. Lawrence said that there could not be a more perfect work of the American imagination than The Scarlet Letter. After the introduction the story begins with a prison.
The book opens with Hester being led from the jail to the scaffold in the marketplace.
As Hester looks out over the crowd, she notices a small, misshapen man and recognizes him as her long-lost husband, who has been presumed lost at sea. The next day Rev. Frustrated in his revenge, Chillingworth dies a year later. She wants someone she can love and someone who will love her back.
She and Dimmesdale both begin to recover some of their health with the release of the burdens of sin they have been carrying. While standing on the scaffold Hester notices her husband standing in the crowd.
She is different from most of the Puritans. The strength that is shown from Hester Pry She is unsure of her decision to leave with him, especially with her estranged husband going along.Several days later, Hester meets Dimmesdale in the forest, where she removes the scarlet letter from her dress and identifies her husband and his desire for revenge.
In this conversation, she convinces Dimmesdale to leave Boston in secret on a ship to Europe where they can start life anew. Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in Salem and Concord, late s, The Scarlet Letter was a daring and even subversive book. It was published in in Massachusetts by Ticknor, Reed, and Fields/5(4).
This book is about a woman named Hester Prynne, who committed adultery with a successful clergyman named Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. - 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. 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 - a book report - IV. Overview a. Literary and Historical background The Scarlet Letter is set in seventeenth century New England, and Hawthorne successfully depicts the Puritanism that was found there.
Puritanism actually began in England and was aimed at purging the Church of its ostentation and corruption.5/5(1).Download