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.. insworth it was Dimesdale? Chapter 14 Hester and the Physician Summary: Hester goes and talks with Chillinsworth, about minister Dimesdale. Then Hester tells Chillinsworth that she is going to tell Dimesdale that he is her husband. He said that was fine with him because he already had Dimesdale’s soul. Chillinsworth is becoming more and more evil.Pearl is now 7 years old.

4. For the hatred that has transformed a wise and just man to a friend! Hester. Chapter 15 Hester and Pearl Summary: Hester says that she hates Chillinsworth. Pearl asks her mother what the A on her chest stands for and why Dimesdale is always holding his hand over his heart.Hester does not have the courage to tell her.

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Hester puts an A on her chest and it is made of seaweed and natural stuff. Pearl kills a starfish, jellyfish, and a seagull with a rock. Then she feels bad.

1.Pearl is too smart for her own good. 5.

I predict that Pearl will find out soon. Chapter 16 A Forest walk Summary: Hester and Little Pearl go for a walk in the forest. Pearl asks her mother if she has ever met the man in black.

Hester replies yes she has. Hester is writing something for Dimesdale at the end and Dimedale walks in and she tells her to go and play. 2. Did Hester Still have feelings for Dimesdale? 4. O brook! O foolish and tiresome brook! Why art thou so sad? Pearl Chapter 17 The Pastor and his Parishioner Summary: In this chapter Hester talks to Dimesdale for a long time; alone and without Chillinsworth there. Hester asks Dimesdale if he is frightened that he is living under the same roof as he enemy.

Dimedale wants to die and they hug each other at the end. Hester can’t go into the light, and Pearl can because she is lying to them. Chillisworth is the Husband.

2. Why does Dimesdale beat himself? 4. Then all was spoken! Hester.Chapter 18 A flood of sunshine Summary: In this chapter Hester and Minister Dimesdale talk about how their lives are. Hester wants Dimesdale to forget about the past and to look forward. She tells him to watch what is in front of him.

Hester calls Pearl in to meet her father. At first she goes to her mother then she looks at Dimesdale and starts screaming.1. I think that if it weren’t for the strict code these people lived by Dimesdale and Hester would be happy together. Chapter 19 The Child at the break-side Summary: In this chapter Hester tries to convince Dimesdale that Pearl will love him but he is afraid she will not like him.

Pearl asks Hester why minister Dimesdale is keeping his hand over his heart and if he will walk hand and hand with them in the town. Dimesdale kisses Pearl and she washes it off as hard as she can.The first time Hester takes off the letter . Pearl kisses the letter then her mother.

1. I think that this part in the book is very significant. Chapter 20 Minister Maze Summary: In this chapter Dimesdale comes back with a different way of looking at things.He saw the widow first and he wanted to say something bad to her. Then he meets a virgin who was inspired by his sermon he gave while on his vigil.

He wanted to say something bad to her but he just kept walking. Then he ran into the oldest female of church and he wanted to say something bad to her as well. The he ran into the little kid and he wanted to teach the kid all kinds of bad words.When he gets home he rips up the sermon he already wrote and tosses it into the fire. Chillingsworth is they’re waiting for him and he offers Dimesdale some medicine and Dimesdale refuses.

This is when Chillinsworth knows that Dimesdale knows. He also tries to say something bad to the deacon. After he tears it up he starts writing like mad as if he were inspired.

1.I think that Dimesdale is too involved in his religion. Chapter 21 The New England Holiday Summary: Not much happens in this chapter. Hester, Pearl, and Dimesdale are going to go to New England and then they find that Chillinswoth is coming too. Pearl is dressed up like a butterfly sort of. They just couldn’t get away.3.

Have you another passenger? Captain Chapter 22 The Procession Summary: The military comes out, then Dimesdale, then the civil authorities. He is suppose to deliver the election day sermon. Dimesdale did not look at anybody during the sermon. Pearl and Hester were angered that they were not acknowledged. They are both standing near the scaffold listening to the sermon.Mrs. Hibbens comes to Hester and told her that she knew the way to the forest and that there was no escape for Hester. The captain wanted to kiss Pearl because she was so cute but instead he gave her his chain.

The lady in that one group of ladies that said that the letter was punishment was enough died. 4. What imagination would have been irreverent enough to surmise that the dame sorching stigma was on them both! 1. Poor, poor Dimesdale.Chapter 23 The Revelation Summary: When Dimesdale was still giving the sermon he calls Pearl and Hester to Help him gets to the scaffold and Pearl gives him lots of hugs and kisses. Then he went to the scaffold and told everybody that 7 years ago he had committed sin and then he dropped dead. Chillinsworth keeps telling him not to go. Once he Dimesdale is up on the scaffold he says that he has lost Dimesdale.

Before he died he revealed the letter A to everybody on his chest. Pearl’s kiss full filled the prophecy.When Hester asked if she would see him again he told Hester that god was merciful and that they would live together in Heaven. 1. Dimesdale killed himself practically.

Chapter 24 Conclusion Summary: In the conclusion the author just tells what happened after Dimesdale’s death. Pearl becomes a very rich woman from marriage. It also talks about what all the people thought what could have caused the minister’s death.Chillinsworth died years later because his whole life was devoted to revenge there was nothing left to live for anymore. Hester and Pearl go to Europe but Hester moves back to the town where her true love rests. Many people believed that the minister was an adulterer, others believe that Chillinsworth did it to him, and then there are others that just don’t believe it happened.

When Hester dies she is buried next to Dimesdale with a space in between and a one grave stone for both of them and the grave stone had the letter A on it. 1.I am glad Chillinsworth died.

He was the devil in this book. 2. What is that part about the letter floating on the waves?.