In The Scarlet Letter, what does Mistress Hibbins say to Hester in Chapter 22?
Chapter 22 is when the inaugural procession arrives in the market place and Arthur Dimmesdale delivers his Election Sermon. Whilst Hester Prynne watches the procession, Mistress Hibbins, who is described in very sinister terms, comments to her about the appearance of Arthur Dimmesdale. Note the reputation that Mistress Hibbins has, which perhaps helps explain her words to Hester about Dimmesdale:
As this ancient lady had the renown (which subsequently cost her no...
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