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The explanation for the events of Election Day is made by the minister’s friends to make him seem blameless was the analogy that his sins are just like the sins of everyone else.English Test 5 Chapters 1-6 flashcards | Quizlet Quizlet
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Husband is older, he marries her. Hester’s first crime is married for the wrong reasons (money). Married for her (Hester) own self-gratification.
Hawthorne says the Puritan townspeople were “stern enough to look upon her (Hester’s) death, had that been the sentence” but not fearless enough to mock and ridicule her. Do you agree that scornful mockery would be crueler than the attitudes Hawthorne describes here?
Yes, it is like “rubbing salt in the wound” too be mean to her would be too much. To mock her would be to ruin her entire life.
Chapter III The stranger who appears at the outskirt of the crowd while Hester stands on the scaffold is slightly deformed. In what way?
One of his shoulders was higher than the other. He is a white man but he has native garb on. He is raggedy and old.
What explanation does the stranger make to the townsman he speaks with that accounts for his combination of “civilized and savage costume”?
He was captured by the Indians
The townsman tells the stranger that the judges have been lenient with Hester because of her youth because she is probably a widow. What was the severest possible penalty for adultery in the Massachusetts Colony? How long does Hester have to stand on the scaffold”? How long must she wear the scarlet letter?
She could have been sentenced to death. She has to stand on the stand for 3 hours. She has to wear the A for life.
What seems to particularly disturb the

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