What happens in chapter 13 of the scarlet letter?
Summary—Chapter 13: Another View of Hester Hester has become more active in society. She has become more speculative, thinking about how something is “amiss” in Pearl, about what it means to be a woman in her society, and about the harm she may be causing Dimmesdale by keeping Chillingworth’s identity secret.
What did Hester tell Pearl about the black man?
Pearl asks Hester to tell her about the Black Man. Under Pearl’s questioning, Hester confesses, “Once in my life I met the Black Man! . . . This scarlet letter is his mark!”
How does Hester explain her A to Pearl?
Hester chose the name Pearl because Pearl was “purchased” with all she had and was her mother’s only treasure. Hester believes that, while society punishes her for sinning, God has a different reaction. How does Hester explain Pearl’s existence? God gave Pearl to Hester as a sort of salvation and a reason to live.
Why does Hester refuse to name her lover?
Why does Hester refuse to reveal her partner’s sin? Hester wants to protect Dimmesdale because she know that it would be much worse for Dimmesdale than it would be for her. She is proof that Pearl is good for Hester.
Who is the father of Hester Prynne’s baby?
Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Dimmesdale
Who does Chillingworth blame for Hester’s sin?
Chillingworth blames himself for Hester’s sin because he thinks that it was foolish of him to think that he could have someone as beautiful as Hester. Several revelations in this chapter paint Chillingworth in an undeniably sympathetic way.
How does Hester Prynne die?
Dimmesdale, leaving the church after his sermon, sees Hester and Pearl standing before the town scaffold. He impulsively mounts the scaffold with his lover and his daughter, and confesses publicly, exposing a scarlet letter seared into the flesh of his chest. When Hester dies, she is buried next to Dimmesdale.
Why is Chillingworth even more vengeful towards Dimmesdale?
Why is Chillingworth now even more vengeful towards Dimmesdale? Because once he has become aware of the person he has become in his thirst for revenge, he feels that Dimmesdale has done this to him and is therefore even more deserving of punishment and that he takes no responsibility for his actions.
What sin did Roger Chillingworth commit?
Chillingworth himself, however, intentionally commits the sin of seeking revenge against his fellow man. In addition, Chillingworth hides his feelings of anger and hatred in order to plot his revenge, thereby committing the further sin of deceit. . . .
Who is Pearl Real Dad scarlet letter?
Why doesn’t Hester tell Dimmesdale who Chillingworth is?
Dimmesdale had no idea of his true identity and his former connection to Hester. Hester decided that she had a responsibility to Mr. Dimmesdale that necessitated the breaking of her silence and informing him of the truth about Roger Chillingworth.
What is Chillingworth’s real name?
Roger Chillingworth, fictional character, the vengeful cuckolded physician husband of Hester Prynne, protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1850). Vindictive and sly, Chillingworth ministers to the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale, with whom his wife has had an affair, after Dimmesdale becomes ill.
Which chapter is turning point in the scarlet letter?
Why did Hester take off the scarlet letter?
Now Hester wants Dimmesdale to know Pearl. Dimmesdale relies on her to redeem him and believes she can provide the mercy and forgiveness he has not felt at the hands of God. Taking off the scarlet letter, Hester seems to release them both from an earthly prison.
Why does Hester meet Chillingworth?
Why does Hester plan to meet Chillingworth? to ask for permission to tell Dimmesdale who Chillingworth really is. Hester thinks Chillingworth’s medical attention to Dimmesdale was a mistake even if it did prolong his life.
What happens in chapter 24 of the scarlet letter?
Summary—Chapter 24: Conclusion Most say they saw on his chest a scarlet letter exactly like Hester’s. To their minds, it resulted from Chillingworth’s poisonous magic, from the minister’s self-torture, or from his inner remorse. Then, shortly after Chillingworth’s death, Hester and Pearl disappear.