What are some quotes from The Scarlet Letter about how the Rev. Dimmesdale is perceived as a good person in the community and viewed by everyone until the end of course. Also, what are some quotes...
What are some quotes from The Scarlet Letter about how the Rev. Dimmesdale is perceived as a good person in the community and viewed by everyone until the end of course. Also, what are some quotes about Dimmesdale's
A" and some passages/lines on how he dies for his sin.
It is an ironic beginning that finds the lonely Hester Prynne imprisoned behind the formidable door of Puritan justice and the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale among the observers. As the stranger inquires about the woman on the scaffold of shame, a townsman replies,
"You must needs be a stranger in this region, friend....else you would surely have hear of Mistress Hester Prynne and her evil doings. She haith raised a great scandal, I promise you, in godly Master Dimmesdale's church. (Ch.3)
When Hester is summoned to Governor Bellingham's Hall to be questioned and to question little Pearl , Pearl refuses to cite her catechism and leads old Reverend Wilson to believe that she has failed in her motherly duties. So, the Governor decides that Pearl should be taken from Hester. Naturally, this greatly distresses Hester, so Dimmesdale speaks up for her, saying that he concurs with Hester that God has given her this child to remind her of her sin, for Pearl is her sin incarnate, her personal scarlet...
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