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Scarlet Letter 3rd week

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message 1: by Joey (new)

Joey Slavik | 18 comments Why do you think the priest, Mr. Dimmsdale, see the letter "A" in the sky after the meteor shower while he is on the stand with Hester and Pearl?


message 2: by Johan (new)

Johan Gonzalez | 16 comments Joey wrote: "Why do you think the priest, Mr. Dimmsdale, see the letter "A" in the sky after the meteor shower while he is on the stand with Hester and Pearl?"

What chapter was that?


message 3: by Johan (new)

Johan Gonzalez | 16 comments Why does it take Dimmsdale and Hester so long to resolve their issues?


message 4: by Joelmarin (new)

Joelmarin | 7 comments In chapter 17 do Hester and Arthur think that they have sinned?


message 5: by Leona (last edited Sep 24, 2010 06:31PM) (new)

Leona Lopez | 9 comments Joey wrote: "Why do you think the priest, Mr. Dimmsdale, see the letter "A" in the sky after the meteor shower while he is on the stand with Hester and Pearl?"

I think its because he is tormented by his sin that he sees it everywhere or he thinks he does. He so paranoid that he gets an everyday reminder.


message 6: by Leona (new)

Leona Lopez | 9 comments if you were mr. Chillingworth would you do the same thing for revenge or even get revenge?


message 7: by Ian (new)

Ian Oxford | 4 comments Joey wrote: "Why do you think the priest, Mr. Dimmsdale, see the letter "A" in the sky after the meteor shower while he is on the stand with Hester and Pearl?"

i would guess that in a subconscious response to the hypocrisy that he was supporting by staying quiet after actually scolding his family from above when Hester and Pearl were being shown off, was so traumatic that it slowly deteriorated his physical and mental condition. The idea of perception is that is is also taking into account one's personal experience, so that the A that he witnessed was because the A was a major significance to his perception of the meteor shower. If it were someone who obsessed about anything else, they might have been able to see what they think about as well.


message 8: by Frank (new)

Frank Gutierrez | 5 comments Joelmarin wrote: "In chapter 17 do Hester and Arthur think that they have sinned?"

Yes, they know they have sinned, and also they're thinking of what to do now, since their lie is eating at their insides, especially on Dimmesdale, and what to do about the situation with Roger Chillingworth.


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