Exposition- Hester Prynne stands alone on the scaffold.
Rising Action- Dimmesdale, Hester, and Pearl stand on the scaffold.
Rising Action- Hester and Dimmesdale make plans to leave Boston
Hester has just been released from prison for adultery, and must stand on the platform for public scrutiny.
Climax- Dimmesdale Admits that He is the Father of Pearl
Dimmesdale is very "sick" with guilt at this point, he is preforming his vigil at night when he spots Hester Prynne and Pearl how he asks to stand on the scaffold with.
Falling Action- Roger Chillingworth yells after Dimmesdales confession.
Hester tells Dimmesdale that Roger has deceived him and is an enemy. Pearl asks if Dimmesdale will walk home with them. When he says no, Pearl washes the kiss he gave off.
Resolution- Hawthorne talks about the legend of the Scarlet Letter
Dimmesdale decides, on the spot to confess his greatest sin to everyone in sight, and immediately dies afterwards.
Roger Chillingworth tries to make everyone believe that he didn't know that Dimmesdale commited adultery. Being the right hand man of Dimmesdale Chillingworth would want to keep his knowledge of this under raps.
Thou Hast Escaped Me!
Hawthorne continues on about the account of the scarlet letter, reminding us that it was actually a nonfiction account that Hawthorne turned into a piece of Historical Fiction.