Analyze the “other views” of Hester that the author presents in this chapter.
Book: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne — Chapter 13: Another View of Hester
According to the narrator, one consequence for Hester of her isolation from the community was
a harsh transformation of both her appearance and her character.
that she had become more thoughtful and had closer relationships.
that people became suspicious and accused her of witchcraft and magic.
she began to resent the scarlet letter and the fate it had sealed for her.
Which piece of evidence best supports the answer to the question above?
“In such emergencies…that needed one.” (p. 66)
“All the light…a similar change.” (p. 67)
“Then she might…a prophetess.” (p. 68)
“Providence…host of difficulties.” (p. 68)
Explain the double meaning of the chapter’s title, “Another View of Hester.” Use evidence from the text to support your answer.