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  • Exposition
  • How could she? What a disgrace...
  • Rising Action
  • God, this cannot be my daughter. What have I done!
  • Rising Action
  • Oh no they're not... not on my watch!
  • As Hester is released from Prison, the women of her town in Boston, Massachusetts crowd the front entrance. They are all gossiping and giving Hester and her daughter, Pearl, disgusted looks. Hester is the talk-of-the-town because of her sin of committing adultery.  The time period is the mid 17th century.
  • Climax
  • NOOOO! Arthur wake up! I need you!
  • This can't be happening!
  • The father of Pearl, Arthur Dimmesdale, observes his young daughter as she refuses to get along with the other children of the puritan community. Hester is concerned she may be like this forever, but she hopes she will eventually grow out of her elfish phase.
  • Falling Action
  • We're going to be happy, my sweet Pearl.
  • After Pearl turns 7, Hester and Arthur Dimmesdale make the decision to move across the ocean to Europe. Dimmesdale gives his final sermon on Election Day, but he steadily gets more ill each day that passes. He grasps his chest in pain. After Roger Chillingworth found out about Hester and Dimmesdale's plan, he was very angry, so he immediately invited himself along their planned journey.
  • Resolution
  • Do you think everyone is going to be nice to us?
  • I hope so, Pearl.
  • The puritan community gathers around the scaffold as Dimmesdale gives his Election day sermon. He was giving his best message yet, and he wraps the sermon up with a huge confession. He decides to invite Hester and Pearl up there with him, and he confesses his sin of being the father of Pearl. He rips open his shirt and reveals something on his chest; he falls back and dies. Roger runs up to find Arthur dead, and he's angry because he feels as if he had unfinished business with him. 
  • After DImmesdale passed away, one year later, Roger Chillingworth died. He left Pearl with everything he had, so she became very wealthy. Pearl and Hester move to Europe on a ship to start a new life.
  • After a few years, Hester and Pearl return to Boston, and they live in the same cottage they had after they were released from prison. Hester is now highly respected in the community and continues to tell her story. Pearl matures out of her elfish ways into a young lady. Hester dies a few years later, and she is buried next to Dimmesdale under an 'A' headstone.
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