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What are the 3 meanings of the meteor and give details please.

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billiothornet... | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 1, 2007 at 1:32 AM via web

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What are the 3 meanings of the meteor and give details please.

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 14, 2007 at 3:01 AM (Answer #1)

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Dimmesdale sees the meteor form an "A." He takes this to mean that he should wear an "A" too.

The sexton thinks it stands for "Angel," since Governor Winthrop died that night.
The light of the meteor also reveals Roger Chillingworth observing the three (Hester, Pearl, and Dimmesdale) on the scaffold.

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