Topic And Description And Detail, Novels 1-6 Chapters Of The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter: Topic and Description and Detail, Chapters 1-6 In my personal opinion, the first six chapters of the book are a little too obvious. I think that the author put too much detail into the story leaving little room for guessing at what will happen in the future. The first chapter contained little substance but large amounts of detail hinting that Puritan society had imprisoned someone socially and literally. In the second chapter, we learn of a woman Hester Prynne who has cheated on her husband with another man. By the third chapter I had already figured out that the father of Hester 's child was Reverend Dimmesdale, and by chapter four I was able to figure out that Roger Chillingworth was her husband that came
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In chapters six and seven we learn about Pearl 's defensive character and isolation from the "normal" kids in the village due to her mother 's red marking. The author also uses Pearl 's growing as a way to fast forward into the future where there is more substance to the story. Still it goes on and on repeating the same thing over and over in different words. As the story continues on Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author, refuses to reveal the secret known to the reader but goes on hinting and providing textual reinforcements. In chapter seven, the governor is thinking about separating Pearl and Hester but Dimmesdale refutes the idea saying, "For Hester Prynne 's sake, then, and no less for the child 's sake, let us leave them as Providence hath seen fit to place them." ( Page 103, Chapter 8) Once again Dimmesdale sticks up for the two, and tells us what we already know… that Dimmesdale is the father. Through the next few chapters we learn learn more about the main characters Roger Chillingworth and Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale. We find out that Roger Chillingworth has made it his mission to torture Dimmesdale for the foreseeable future by constantly reminding Dimmesdale of his dirty deed. In the same context we find that Mr. Dimmesdale is a very weak person, mentally and physically, he tortures himself and attempts to commit suicide by sitting where Hester …show more content…
It begins showing how the people in the town were beginning to see Hester 's letter in a new light. Viewing it as a sign of kindness rather than a sign of scorn. We find in the fourteenth chapter that Roger Chillingworth plans to secretly torture Dimmesdale until he passes away which alerts Hester that she must tell Dimmesdale who Roger is. This leads to the meeting of Hester and Reverend Dimmesdale in the forest. When she tells Dimmesdale, "the physician! - he whom they call Roger Chillingworth!- he was my husband!," Dimmesdale is very shocked but seems to understand his own suffering. ( Chapter 17, Page 177) As they begin evaluate the situation they find that the best way to solve their problem is to run away together. In the eighteenth chapter Hester begins to feel free so she throws her scarlet letter away. They have made plans to leave their old lives behind and begin anew in England. Something tells me that it is not meant to be, I believe that Roger Chillingworth will not let them leave and will probably reveal their secret to the town. Throughout the chapters the events hold the reader 's attention throughout and does not repeat like in previous chapters. It also leaves a feeling of suspension because we do not know what will happen when they attempt to

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