Carrie Shuey. Mrs. Voshell. Honors English 10. 6 January
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Honors English 10
6 January 2016
The Importance of The Scarlet Letter There are many important elements of the book, The Scarlet Letter, but the five most important scenes start with Hester being set free from prison with Pearl. Then the second scene is Roger Chillingworth, Hester’s husband, coming to town to seek revenge. The next is the scene where the governor threatens to take Pearl away from Hester. The fourth is Hester removes the letter off her chest in the woods. So, the last scene is Dimmesdale reveals his sin on the scaffold to the entire town. All of these significant scenes in the book helped show the moral of the story, which is to be who you are, be true to yourself, and show it to others. So, the…show more content… He was called for, because he was smart at this time and was able to help little Pearl become healthy again. While they are all together in the jail he apologizes to Hester for keeping her away from her youth. In this conversation he also vows to find out Pearl’s father and acquire revenge on him. Chillingworth coming to Boston is important, because eventually throughout the book he is portrayed as a symbol of sin, evil, and revenge. He is shown as this symbol, because after coming across Dimmesdale as Pearl’s father he seeks revenge, but purposely tries to destroy another human’s life. This sin is greater than any other in the book, even compared to Hester and Dimmesdale’s.
Another important scene in the book is when the governor makes the threat of removing Pearl from Hester. One reason that convinces the governor to take Pearl away is she says in the novel, “I had not been made at all, but had been plucked from the bush of wild roses that grew by the prison-door” (Hawthorne 123). This makes the governor even more suspicious of Hester being able to care well for Pearl as a mother. Although Hester responds to the governor’s reaction by saying she’ll die before she gives up Pearl. This response from Hester is important, because it shows how much she cares about Pearl and her well-being. Also, Dimmesdale speaks in Hester’s behalf “God gave her the child, and gave her, too, an instinctive knowledge of its nature and requirements…” (Hawthorne 125).