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The Scarlet Letter Study Guide Chapter Eight: The Elf And

The Scarlet Letter Study Guide Chapter Eight: The Elf And

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The Scarlet Letter Study Guide Chapter Eight: The Elf and the Minister 1.

Who are the other visitors at the Governor’s house? Pg._____

2. How much time has elapsed since the opening scene at the scaffold? Pg._____

3. With what creatures of fantasy is Pearl continually compared? Why? Pg._____

4. How has Chillingworth changed since Hester last saw him? Pg._____

5. Why does John Wilson question Pearl? Pg._____

6. How has Rev. Dimmesdale changed since Hester’s public humiliation? Pg._____

7. Who pleads successfully for Hester to keep her child? Pg._____

8. To which visitor does Pearl respond to lovingly? How does she change after this interaction? Pg.____

The Scarlet Letter Study Guide Chapter Nine: The Leech 1. What new identity has Chillingworth assumed in Boston? Why is he successful? Pg._____

2. To whom in the colony does Chillingworth attach himself as a medical advisor? Pg._____

3. Describe Dimmesdale’s health. See p. 123-124.

4. What gesture has become Dimmesdale’s habit? Pg._____


5. Quote a sentence from this chapter that associates Chillingworth with evil. Pg._____

6. What two opposing views do the townspeople hold about Roger Chillingworth? Pg._____

The Scarlet Letter Study Guide Chapter Ten: The Leech and His Patient 1. What “investigation” consumes Chillingworth? Pg._____

2. What comparison is made concerning the way Chillingworth is going about this investigation?

3. How does Dimmesdale explain why some men live with guilt and do not confess sins openly?

4. What reaction does Pearl have to Chillingworth when she sees him with Rev. Dimmesdale?

5. What “diagnosis” does Chillingworth give to Dimmesdale? Pg._____

6. What discovery does Chillingworth make when Dimmesdale “fell into a deep, deep slumber”? Pg.___

The Scarlet Letter Study Guide Chapter Eleven: The Interior of a Heart 1. How is Dimmesdale able to achieve such great popularity as a minister? Pg._____

2. What practices does Dimmesdale begin as a result of his guilt? Pg._____

3. What types of things does he imagine he sees in his looking glass? Pg._____


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