The Scarlet Letter Chapter 5

What general symbol has Hester become? A women’s weakness and sinful passion
2 reasons why Hester does not leave the colony? She sinned there, there is some she feels connected too, and cannot leave that person behind
Describe Hester’s home? Lives on a cottage on the outskirts in boston
What talent did Hester use to support herself and Pearl? Making garments
What garments is Hester not allowed to sew? wedding garments
What type of dress did Hester and Pearl wear? Hester’s wore a simple and dull garment, and Pearl wore a fine garment.
Hester shows charitable nature how? making garments for the poor and makes garments for wealthy families.
How did the poor, (a) the ladies of Boston, (b) the clergy, and (c) the children treat Hester? A. Ladies want her garments but don’t speak too her or look at her. B. Preach about her sin whenever they see her. C. Call her names.
What special knowledge does Hester feel the Scarlet Letter gives her? allows her too see the other sins others are hiding

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