Monday, August 15, 2011

Scarlet Letter Chapter 5 Hester at Her Needle

Respond to the following questions with short (two or three sentences) answers:

How did Hester make her living? Explain. (extra: what was the one item she was never asked to work on? And why not?)

Where did she live?

How did children respond to her?

Describe what was likely to happen when Hester tried to go to church.

What seemingly extrasensory ability did Hester sometimes imagine she had gained with the scarlet letter? What might our writer be suggesting by describing this?

(Slightly longer response)

Hester’s condemnation did not require that she stay in the settlement. Why did she then stay? (The narrator offers more than one potential reason. Can you explain?

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