Hester was not being punish, the townspeople were celebrating for the new governor.
I am the new governor, and I am pleased to be here
Native American's and sailors took Dimmesdale and Hester to Europe
He should not nod and smile at me, the black grim, ugly eyed old man.
Chillingworth saw Hester because they needed a doctor while coming to Europe.
"The New governor was to receive his office at the hands of the people Hester Prynne and little pearl came into the marketplace"[pg174]
"For the governor and the magistrates are to go by, and the ministers, and all the great people and good people, with the music and the soldiers marching before them"[pg.176]
"CHollingsworth smiled which across the wide and bustling square aND through all the talks and laughter, and various thoughts, moods, and interest of the crowd conveyed secret and fearful meaning"[pg.181]