Scarlet Letter Review Flashcard Example #96857

who is a witch?
Mistress Hibbins
Who dies on the same night that Hester’s lover climbs the scaffold?
Governor Winthrop
What is the term used to describe evil, Satan, or the Devil by the Puritans?
The Black Man
Who commissions a pair of gloves from Hester?
Governor Bellingham
Who is Hester’s husband?
Dr. Prynne (Roger Chillingworth)
Who seems more like an airy sprite, imp, or elf than a child?
Who is Hester’s secret lover?
Arthur Dimmesdale
Has committed adultery, resulting in the birth of her daughter, Pearl, and mush wear a scarlet letter “A” as a symbol of her crime.
Hester Prynne
Who is the clergyman who admires Hester’s pastor?
Reverend Wilson
Insists that Hester replace the scarlet letter which she has removed
Who threatens to take Pearl away from her mother and put her in a more suitable “Christian” home?
Governor Bellingham
Lacks the courage to admit his guilt publicly and purge his soul
Rev. Dimmesdale
Does not blame Hester for her sin, but is determined to find and punish her lover
What is the setting of the novel? (city, state, date, time of year)
Boston, Massachusetts, 1642, June(late Spring/early Summer)
Wills an estate to Pearl
What are the forms in which the “A” appears in the novel?
-Hester’s bosom
-Pearl’s chest (eel grass)
-Hester and Dimmesdale’s tombstone
-Meteor shower in the sky
-Dimmesdale’ chest
Man who wrote the manuscript recounting the tale of Hester Prynne which hawthorne claims to have found in the Custom House
Surveyor Jonathan Pue
The way in which Hester makes enough money to support herself and Pearl
Needlework (sewing, embroidery)
Who is a self-ordained Sister of Mercy?
becomes increasingly popular as he deteriorates
Is Dimmesdale’s housemate and medical advisor
is the inscription on Hester’s tombstone?
On a field, sable, the letter A gules
Has a habit of holding his hand over his heart
Place where Hester and Dimmesdale meet again seven years after the affair
The Forest
What does Pearl wash off in the brook?
Dimmesdale’s kiss
The place where Hester and Dimmesdale plan to run, but they never make it because Dimmesdale dies
Place of Hester’s punishment, a meteor shower vision, and Dimmesdale’s death
The Scaffold
Tries to stop Dimmesdale’s confession
Becomes dark, sinister and ugly as the novel progresses
Changes from passionate to plain and thoughtful as the novel progresses
Becomes pale, gaunt and sickly as the novel progresses
Dimmesdale uses this to punish himself
Scourge (whip)
has a sister who is a witch
Gov. Bellingham
Stands with the adulteress’ husband in the opening scene
An Indian
Represents the scarlet letter come to life
Part written by Hawthorne to lengthen the novel
Custom House Essay
What does the rosebush represent?
What does the scarlet letter represent?
What does the prison represent?
What does pearl represent?
The scarlet letter
What does the Sun represent?
Put these events from the novel in order from 1 (first) to 10 (Last)
1)Hester names her baby pearl
2)Hester mounts the scaffold with baby Pearl in her arms
3)Hester’s husband visits her in prison
4)The citizens of Boston shun Pearl and Hester
5)Bellingham threatens to remove Pearl from her arms
6)Chillingworth and Dimmesdale becomes friends
7)Hester and Dimmesdale meet in the forest
8)Hester and Dimmesdale decide to leave New England
9)Chillingworth tries to stop Dimmesdale from confessing his guilt
10)Pearl kisses Dimmesdale

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