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off the bush of wild roses that grew by the prison door." 4. Who ultimately defends Hester and why does he believe Pearl should stay with her mother? Dimmesdale persuades the others to let Pearl stay with Hester as a reminder of her sins. 5. How does Pearl show affection towards Rev. Dimmesdale, which surprises Hester? She caresses Dimmesdale hand a receives a kiss from minister. 6. Who does Hester see as she leaves the mansion and what is the invitation that she denies? Mistress Hibbins, Governor Bellingham's sister. Hester refuses the woman's invitation to a midnight meeting of witches in the forest, saying she must take Pearl home.
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D. Chapter Nine 1. Why do you believe Roger Chillingworth is so eager to be Rev. Dimmesdale’s physician? He wants to find out Dimmesdale’s dark secret. 2. How does Hawthorne describe Rev. Dimmesdale’s gradual decline into illness in this chapter? What were his symptoms? He started hurting himself but then he also was having symptoms of heart disease but it’s all in his head. 3. Into whose house do the Rev. Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth move to better treat his illness? They move into Chillingworth’s house. 4. What are some of the rumors that the townspeople spread regarding the doctor and his patient? Some believe Chillingworth’s is the devil and is trying to take Dimmesdale’s soul.
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