First Scaffold Scene In The Scarlet Letter

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In this chapter in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne stands on the scaffold for the second time. Reverend Dimmesdale wonders to the scaffold in the middle of the night as a way to confess his guilt of adultery.Hawthorne depicts an ironic difference in this scaffold scene to the first scaffold scene. In the first scaffold scene, Hester holds Pearl in her arms as she is revealed to the community.She is asked to reveal the name of the man who she committed adultery with, by Dimmesdale himself. The stranger of the town and her past husband, make eye contact and their former relationship ends. Dimmesdale asks Hester to reveal the father of her child, she refuses to. Roger Dimmesdale finds himself on the platform that
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