4 what magic touch does hester need to transform her

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4. What “magic touch” does Hester need to transform her once again into a beautiful, loving woman? Hester needed someone to undo her hair cap and transform her back into a beautiful, loving woman when her hair would be flowing down. 5. How is Hester’s mind and personal philosophy different from those of other people in the community? Hester’s mind and personal philosophy was that she believed in being kind and caring to everyone, no matter the class or type of person or even if they were still prosecuting her because of her sin. 6. What resolution does Hester adopt at the end of this chapter?
At the end of this chapter, Hester decides to finally confront and meet Chillingworth as her former husband. Hester and the Physician 1. Where does Hester meet Chillingworth seven years later? Hester meets Chillingworth seven years later at an isolated part of the peninsula. 2. What change does Hester notice in Chillingworth? Hester notices that Chillingworth had transformed from an educated man to a selfish and greedy man who only wanted to do things for his own good. 3. What does Chillingworth acknowledge about himself in this scene? Chillingworth acknowledged the fact that he had evil within himself but he blamed Hester for that seed of evilness and not himself. 4. What request does Hester make of Chillingworth regarding Dimmesdale? How does Chillingworth respond? Hester wants Chillingworth to just leave Dimmesdale out of this situation, to allow his punishment to be carried out by God only and not by man. Chillingworth refuses to do so. Quotes of Note: “A mortal man, with once a human heart, has become a fiend for his especial torment!” “Thou hadst great elements. . . . I pity thee, for the good that has been wasted in thy nature!” “By the first step awry, thou didst plant the germ of evil; but since that moment, it has all been a dark necessity. . . . It is our fate. Let the black flower blossom as it may.” Hester and Pearl 1. What has Pearl seemingly taken on as her appointed mission? Pearl makes it her appointed mission to find out what the scarlet letter on her mother’s chest actually symbolizes. A Forest Walk 1. Why does Hester go out into the woods? Hester goes outside into the woods because in order for her to get privacy, she had to go someplace where no one would go: the woods. The Pastor and his Parishioner 1. How much time has elapsed since Hester and Dimmesdale last spoke alone?
7 years had passed since Dimmesdale and Hester had spoken and also committed adultery. 2. Why is Dimmesdale concerned about himself and his duties as a minister? He’s concerned about himself and his duties as a minister because he was still worried and guilty about his act of sin and its effect on his heart. 3. What shocking news does Hester reveal to Dimmesdale?

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