Ballet Russes

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Chapter 1
What is the significance of the wild rose bush that grows beside the prison door? * The rosebush serves to represent beauty in a community that's so dark and awful.
Chapter 2
· What is the public view of Hester’s sin as expressed by the women outside the prison? What do their comments suggest about this society? * They think that the punishment for her sin is not harsh enough. their comments suggest that this society values obedience and punishments. They can be harsh and cruel toward those they consider to be going against the Puritan ideals and moralities

Chapter 3
• Why wasn’t Hester sentenced to death for her adultery? * They wanted her to live with her shame. They think that her beauty may have led her to temptation now after the “decease” of her husband.
• Where has the stranger been? What motion does he make to Hester? * He was held captive by Indians in the south. (p.57) "he slowly and calmly raised his finger, made a gesture with it in the air, and laid it on his lips"

Chapter 4
· What does Chillingworth ask Hester to promise? Why does she agree? * Chillingworth asks Hester to promise to not tell anyone about his identity. She agrees because she felt ashamed that he had to witness her on the scaffold and out of a great amount of fear.
Chapter 5
· Give two reasons why Hester decides to remain instead of moving to a less-restrictive colony. * Hester believes that she has to live with her sin and what she did and when she died she will become a saint.
Chapter 6
· What is the significance of Pearl’s name? * The significance of Pearl’s name is that shes such a treasure to Hester.
Chapter 7
· How is Pearl dressed, and what is her dress compared to? * Pearl is dressed in elaborate clothing much like Hester's scarlet letter. The clothing draws attention and is…...

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