Scarlet Letter Study Guide
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1.What is the setting of the novel (time and place)?2.What is the SYMBOLISM of the rose bush by the prison door?3.Where was Hester’s husband and why did he not join her rightaway?4.How does Hester support herself and her daughter?5.What one thing is Hester NOT allowed to make for the townspeople?6.Why does Hester name her daughter Pearl?7.Hester stays in the Puritan community because leaving would provethat society has control over her life—she wants to prove that whatthey say does not matter to her. TRUEFALSE8.Hawthorne put little or no thought into the names of his characters. TRUEFALSE
9.Why does Hester show up at Governor Bellingham’s house?10.What profession has Roger Chillingworth taken up?11.What does Dimmesdale do when he is alone to help relieve hisguilty conscience? List at least TWO things:12.Pearl calls Chillingworth the Devil. TRUEFALSE
13.What do Hester, Dimmesdale, and Pearl see in the sky as theystand on the scaffold?14.What does that sight seem to symbolize for Dimmesdale? Whatdo the villagers believe it symbolizes?15.What do some villagers say Hester’s “A” stands for?16.What city are Hester, Dimmesdale, and Pearl going to escape to?
17.What kind of ship does Hester secure her, Dimmesdale, andPearl’s passage on?18.Who is standing on the scaffold during the ‘reveal’ scene?19.How does Pearl reveal that Dimmesdale was her father?20.What happens to Pearl?21.What happens to Hester?22.What happens to Dimmesdale?23.What happens to Chillingworth?24.Where is Hester buried? Who is she next to?