Describe Hester’s feelings toward Chillingworth and the reasons for these feelings.
Analyze the significance of Hester’s desire to find Dimmesdale in the woods.
Book: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne — Chapter 15: Hester and Pearl and Chapter 16: A Forest Walk
The narrator uses the question, “Did the sun, which shone so brightly everywhere else, really fall upon him?” to present Chillingworth as
existing separate from the rest of humanity.
a force for good in the world.
living proof of the existence of God on earth.
a symbol of darkness and night.
How does the narrator characterize Hester’s feelings toward Chillingworth in Chapter 15? Explain using evidence.
Why does Hester wish to meet Dimmesdale in the woods? Explain the significance of the woods as a setting for this meeting using evidence.