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
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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