Module Nine Lesson One : Reading Check

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Luke Chilton
Mrs. Hogg
AP English
6 January 2016
Module Nine Lesson One Mastery Assignment: The Scarlet Letter Chapters 20-24
Reading Check
a. How do Hester, Dimmesdale, and Pearl plan to leave Boston?
Hester, Dimmesdale, and Pearl all plan to leave Boston the next day, by ship on the group of sailors fleet of boats that came into town fairly recently.
b. Why does Dimmesdale consider it fortunate that they will not be leaving for four days?
Dimmesdale considers it fortunate that they will not be leaving for four days, so that he can have some time to reminisce with his past. He also, begins to think abou this present and his future, and how he has change, and will continue to change, from the man he is now, to the man he is going to
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Locate a passage from the text to support your answer. I believe that it is possible that Hester would regret leaving town. Mostly because, she was famous around that area for the scarlet letter. And even though the townspeople didn 't necessarily like her, everyone knew Hester and talked about her, most of the time they weren 't very polite words, but for her, that is better than nothing. He loves attention.
3. What do you think Dimmesdale means when he describes his and Hester’s actions as violating “our reverence for each other’s soul”? Dimmesdale 's intentions for when he attempts to describe his and Hester’s actions as violating “our reverence for each others soul” was to explain how their sinning had caused them to damage their religious beliefs.

5. No real cause of death is given for either the minister or the physician. It would appear the driving force that gave them life no longer exists once the secret is exposed. How does this make their deaths ironic?
This is ironic because what was keeping them alive, was also tearing them apart on the inside and essentially “killing them”.
6. Why, do you suppose, does Hester return to Boston?
I believe that Hester returns to Boston because, chooses to settle in an abandoned cabin on the edge of town, where she serves as an
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7. The townspeople present
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