It interested me the different ways Chillingworth would use to get information regarding his suspicions of Dimmesdale being his former wife’s, Hester, lover. The first exampleChillingworth showed this when saying, “Why should not the guilty ones sooner avail themselves of this utterable solace?”(p.120) I think that Chillingworth is trying to get a confession by referring to religious beliefs held by Dimmesdale. I think this is a very smart maneuver because it is something that could work, but it seems that Dimmesdale is able to outsmart Chillingworth not letting him know the deep secret that haunts him.
I liked how the author showed Pearl becoming more mature with age. He did this in several ways. She starts to see a connection between Dimmesdale holding his heart and her mother’s “Scarlet Letter.” I see how this holds true for children because I experience it every day by working in the SHU kindergarten.
For me the “Scarlet Letter” meant more than just standing for adultery. She is now seen as having this letter stand for able the towns people actually come to her for advice. I really liked the way Hawthorn portrayed each character. I feel he got his point across to his reader, that was to make them think, to do exactly what we did in class have discussions.
I really continued to enjoy this book in several different ways. As I finished each chapter I became more interested than I had been in the beginning.