Hester is publicly humiliated on the scaffold during which Dimmesdale stands quietly with fear in his eyes.
She is a disgrace!
The townspeople see Dimmesdale slowly begin to look very ill.
Chillingworth "takes care" of Dimmesdale while he is ill. In reality, he is slowly killing Dimmesdale.
Dimmesdale, Hester, and Pearl look into the night sky while on the scaffold. Suddenly, the letter "A" appears.
Dimmesdale begins to clutch at his chest, presenting that he is pained.
“And, mother, he has his hand over his heart! Is it because, when the minister wrote his name in the book, the Black Man set his mark in that place? But why does he not wear it outside his bosom, as thou dost, mother?”
After the minister's sermon, he publicly admits to his sin and dies on the scaffold.