Five Most Important Scenes In Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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Five Most important Scenes in The Scarlet Letter "It may serve, let us hope, to symbolize some sweet moral blossom that may be found along the track, or relieve the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow" (Hawthorne 55). Throughout everyone’s academic years they will come across a novel called The Scarlet Letter. As the story goes on the four main characters Hester, Dimmesdale, Pearl, and Chillingworth are introduced. The Scarlet Letter is a very unique novel that contains acts of sin, love, sorrow, forgiveness, and revenge thus making it even more intriguing to read. According to The Five Acts of The Scarlet Letter, “Hawthorne called his big effects scenic, constructive, and architectural” (Cowley 13). The novel has five scenes …show more content…
This was the scene that Dimmesdale decided to confess his sin to everyone aloud. The moment when he confessed his sin he tore away the shirt at his breast to show the “A” written on his chest and fell to the ground. He begins saying his dying words and asks Pearl for a kiss. Without any arguing, she kissed his lips showing her she forgave him. “The great scene of grief, in which the wild infant bore a part had developed all her sympathies; and as her tears fell upon her father’s cheek, they were the pledge that she would grow up amid human joy and sorrow, nor for ever do battle with the world, but be a woman in it” (Hawthorne 282). Dimmesdale then says his final words and dies. After he passes, Hester and Pearl move to England escaping the scene. Pearl is given all of Dimmesdale’s wealth. She ends up marrying well, giving birth, and becoming the richest heiress. After a few years Hester realizes that Pearl is in good hands and does not need her around which results in her moving back to Boston in the village and becomes an advisor to the women in town. Hester later dies and is buried next to Reverend Dimmesdale, but just far enough away so “the dust of the two sleepers had no right to mingle” (Hawthorne

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