The Scarlet Letter Summaries

The Scarlet Letter Chapter 24 Summary And Analysis

There are several different accounts of what happened in the marketplace. Majority of the witnesses claim they saw the scarlet letter upon Dimmesdale’s bosom. Others believe this emblem embodies the torture that the minister inflicted upon himself. What’s more, there are those who claim that Dimmesdale’s demise is a parable…

The Scarlet Letter Chapter 23 Summary And Analysis

After Dimmesdale’s sermon on Election Day, the congregation leaves his powerful words inspired the church. This marks Dimmesdale’s most triumphant moment in his public life. The crowd is highly excited as the people pay tribute to the minister. Not long afterward, the jubilation reduces to a murmur as Dimmesdale begins…

The Scarlet Letter Chapter 22 Summary And Analysis

The procession starts while Hester is still thinking about Chillingworth’s smile. The soldiers arrive followed by political figures and finally, Dimmesdale himself. He is exhibiting great energy and a strong sense of purpose. The chapter focuses on how Hester reacts to Dimmesdale. He now seems so far from the person…

The Scarlet Letter Chapter 21 Summary And Analysis

Hester and her daughter make their way to the marketplace. They want to witness the procession and celebrations accompanying the assumption of office by elected officials. Hester is thinking about their plan with Dimmesdale to leave Boston together and once again begin a new life as a woman. As she…

The Scarlet Letter Chapter 20 Summary And Analysis

Dimmesdale cannot believe what has just happened in the forest and quickly departs. Looking back, he sees Pearl dancing to his departure, and Hester is deeply engulfed in sorrow. Thinking about their plan, Dimmesdale believes escaping to Europe is the best option. What’s more, there is a vessel docked at…

The Scarlet Letter Chapter 19 Summary And Analysis

Hester resolves that it is now time for Pearl and Dimmesdale to meet. Dimmesdale confesses his fear of someone one day, discovering a similarity between him and Pearl. However, Hester reassures him that her daughter will accept him as long as he does not arouse strong emotions in her. Pearl…

The Scarlet Letter Chapter 18 Summary And Analysis

Dimmesdale is encouraged through Hester’s emotional strength. He finally agrees to escape the Puritan society accompanied by Hester. Hester takes off the scarlet letter as well as her cap, which frees up her luxurious rich hair. Simultaneously, the sunshine bursts reflecting her passionate act. Hester now desires that Dimmesdale gets…

The Scarlet Letter Chapter 17 Summary And Analysis

As Dimmesdale returns from a visit to the company of Apostle Eliot, they hear Hester’s voice in the wilderness. He is very surprised and thinks she might be a ghost. Dimmesdale and Hester lengthily discuss the previous seven years. He then confesses his unhappiness and misery. He compares his secret…

The Scarlet Letter Chapter 16 Summary And Analysis

For some time, Hester has been fruitlessly trying to intercept the minister while on one of his walks on the seashore or when he is making his way through the woods. As Hester walks in the company of Pearl through the woods, some flickering rays of sunshine penetrate the clouds…

The Scarlet Letter Chapter 15 Summary And Analysis

Chillingworth leaves the peninsula, and Hester immediately notices how evil he has become. She now hates him. In the meantime, Pearl seems to have enjoyed her playtime. She was toying with her image in a pool, threw pebbles at birds and created boats from birch bark. In the end, she…

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