How has the public opoion of hester changed, and how has chillinhgworth changed since his first day home ? [eNotes policy allows for asking one question (plus one follow-up) per post. Your question...

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Public opinion of Hester becomes one of acceptance as time goes on. She "owns" her sin of adultery. She doesn't hide from it and outlines her scarlet letter in gold. Eventually people are done with punishing her.

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