ISBN 13: 9780822011651
The minister is too afraid to confess his sin publicly, but he's feeling pretty guilty, not to mention antsy from Chillingworth's constant examination, and also maybe in a little pain from strange red mark that's on his chest. Finally, Hester realizes that her husband has been doing some really wack psychological manipulation to the man she loves, and she reveals Chillingworth's true identity to Dimmesdale.
They concoct a plan to settle in England and create a new life together.
Yay, happy ending! Or not. Dimmesdale ultimately backs out and confesses his sin to the townspeople on the scaffold where Hester was publicly shamed seven years earlier.
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That's all very dramatic and satisfying, but it's not the end. About a year later, Chillingworth dies and leaves all his money and property to Pearl, which means she and her mom can finally get themselves out of that awful community and return to England to build a new life.
Yay, happy ending for sure this time! Not quite. Years later, Hester actually returns to the colony, resuming the scarlet letter of her own will.
When she dies, she's buried near the minister, and they share a gravestone marked with—what else? Click the plot infographic to download.
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Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (Cliffs Notes)
So I might have to reread The Scarlet Letter sometime soon. May 04, Jen rated it liked it. I read this just to supplement my understanding of SL.
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