Questions for self-check

1. Why is Pearl named Pearl?

2. Why was the Scarlet Letter banned?

3. Why does Dimmesdale die?

4. How long was Hester in prison?

5. How does Chillingworth appearance change?

6. How does Pearl become wealthy?

7. How does Hester interpret the changes she sees in Chillingworth?

8. How has the Scarlet Letter changed Hester physically and intellectually?

9. What colony is the setting for the novel?

10. What is the usual punishment for adultery why is Hester’s punishment less severe?

11. What is Hester’s attitude towards her sin and punishment?

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