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What did Mr. Dimmesdale tell the people of New England before he died?

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boogs | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 2, 2008 at 4:43 AM via web

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What did Mr. Dimmesdale tell the people of New England before he died?

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dneshan | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted November 2, 2008 at 4:58 AM (Answer #1)

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Before he dies, Dimmesdale stands on the scaffold with Hester and Pearl in front of the townspeople. When he does this, he reveals that it was he who committed the sin of adultery with Hester and that he is the father of Pearl. Additionally, he opens up his shirt to reveal a red letter on his chest. Dimmesdale then dies.

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