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Hester's Character trait
Updated: 3/8/2020
Hester's Character trait
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  • Shy: She hides her new Scarlet Letter from town while standing on the scaffold.
  • "...it seemed to be her first impulse to clasp the infant closely to her bosom; not so much by an impulse of motherly affection, as that she might thereby conceal a certain token, which was wrought or fastened into her dress" (47).
  • A
  • Trustworthy: She never revealed the truth that Dimmesdale is Pearl's real father.
  • A
  • “ 'Speak, woman!' ”...Speak; and give your child a father!' 'I will not speak' " (63).
  • Charitable: she began to help people by using her skill with her needlework.
  • "By degrees, nor very slowly, her handiwork became what would now be termed the fashion" (77).
  • A
  • Determined: She will not let anyone to take away Pearl from her.
  • "God gave me the child! ...Ye shall not take her! I will die first! (104).
  • A
  • Passionate: She becomes passionate that she is willing to leave the town with Dimmesdale.
  • A
  • Risk-taking: She is willing to face the punishment from town by taking off the scarlet letter "A".
  • “Thou shall not go alone!” answered she, in a deep whisper. Then, all was spoken!"(188).
  • "...she undid the clasp that fastened the scarlet letter, and, taking it from her bosom, threw it to a distance among the withered leaves (191).
  • A
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