What is the role of the following minor characters who appear in the scaffold scene in chapter 12 of "The Scarlet Letter"? Reverend Wilson Governor Bellingham Mistress Hibbins

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In Chapter 12 of "The Scarlet Letter," the Reverend Dimmesdale steps up on the scaffold in the cover of dark in this second of three scaffold scenes, a scene which appears in the exact middle of Hawthorne's novel.  Here several characters are gathered together in a powerfully symbolic chapter.  As the Reverend Mr. Wilson passes by, Dimmesdale, almost insanely cries out unwillingly to him.  His shriek is heard by Governor Bellingham and Mistress Hibbins , the governor's sister.  If any of these three people hear Dimmesdale, his impulse to expose himself will be realized and...

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