Scarlet Letter Character Chart
Personality: Strong-willed, Stands out from social norm, honest, compassionate
Quote: “Why dost thou smile so at me?” inquired Hester, troubled at the expression of his eyes. “Art thou like the Black Man that haunts the forest round about us? Hast thou enticed me into a bond that will prove the ruin of my soul?” (Hawthorne 72)
Physical Appearance: Tall, with a figure of perfect elegance on a large scale, dark and abundant hair so glossy it threw off the sunshine with a gleam, rich complexion and deep eyes
Quote: "If thou feelest it to be for thy soul's peace, and that thy earthly punishment will thereby be made more effectual to salvation, I charge thee to speak out the name of thy fellow-sinner and fellow-sufferer!" (Hawthorne 63)
Personality: Devoted to God, passionate in religion, good pastor, unable to forget his sins
Physical Appearance: Young, pale, and physically delicate, large melancholy eyes and a tremulous mouth, physically delicate
Quote: As he spoke, he laid his long forefinger on the scarlet letter, which forwith seemed to scortch into Hester’s breast, as if it had been red-hot. He noticed her involuntary gesture, and smiled. “Live, therefore, and bear about thy doom with thee, in the eyes of men and women—in the eyes of him thou didst call thy husband—in the eyes of yonder child! And, that thou mayst live, take off this draught.” (Hawthorne 68)
Physical Appearance: hideous, dressed in a mix of native american and normal clothing, appeared to be well into his years, calm and intelligent eyes, small, thin, and somewhat deformed
Personality: kind, scholarly
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