The Scarlet Letter - Log of chapters


Chapter 1
The Prison Door

Summary: This chapter is about the town and the prison that lay upon the soil. The black flower represents the prison. It also talks about the criminal and how nature takes pity on him. A woman named Anne Hutchson is put into Jail, I think.

1. This is one of the most boring and hard to read chapters I ever read in my life.

Chapter 2
The Market Place

Summary: This chapter is about when Hester comes out and all the good wives ridicule her. She has a baby in her arms and a scarlet letter on her breast. They make here walk through the market place so everybody can see her. She is set upon the scaffold for 3 hours. The baby was 3 months old when she got out of jail. Hester Pryne is her name. She remembers back in England: her parents and a man she liked and is smart. He comes to the town and he looks mad.

2. The women in the crowd are very cruel.

Chapter 3
The Recognition

Summary: This chapter is about the interrogation of Hester Pryne and how they are asking her whom she slept with. The preacher sort of tells here to confess who did it with her. They keep yelling at here and she never confesses.

5. I predict that the preacher guy is the man who had sex with Hester.

Chapter 4

The Interview

Summary: This chapter is about how Hester goes back to jail and she starts to feel sick and here baby is sick to a physician is ordered to come. He gives the baby something and she says something like she wished it were poison. Hester's husband comes to the jail and they start talking about what had happened. Her husband tries to find out who did it with her. He finds out that Roger Chillinsworth is her husband. ( He changed his name)

3. Hester's husband is smart and intelligent however he is an ugly hunchback.

Chapter 5
Hester at her Needle

Summary: Hester is released from prison. She has the option of going back to England but she chooses to stay because of the guy she had sex with is there. Nobody wants to hire her for a seamstress at her job. She helps the poor a lot and the others shun her. Then when she goes to church the sermon changes from something to the sins of adultery when they see Hester. She is good at being a seamstress. The kids make fun of her. She goes to live out in the woods.

1. This was a better chapter than the first because it made more sense to me.

Chapter 6

Summary: This chapter is about Hester's daughter Pearl. It talks about how the stress put on her mother was transferred to Pearl her daughter. There was a part were Pearl grabbed the scarlet letter and that somehow it meant something. Then Pearl and her mother have a weird argument where she says that she is not her daughter and they go back and forth about it. Pear also threw things at the letter.

1. It was a strange chapter, with strange reactions to Pearl and other weird stuff.

Chapter 7
Governor's Hall

Summary: This chapter is about going to the governor's house. Her mother makes Pearl's outfit and it is very luxurious with velvet and gold thread. Hester had somehow made the scarlet letter into Pearl's outfit. Going to give some embroidered gloves to the governor. There are roomers in the government that the government is going to try to take away Pearl. They start teasing Pearl and she goes after them and yells at the. The suit of armor reflects the large A on the armor. All the people see is the A.

2. I believe those Pearl acts very strange.

Chapter 8
The Elf-Child and the Minister

Summary: At the governor's hall Dimesdale says where Pearl was from. He talks about how Hester was not worth being Pearls mother because she was too beautiful. Chillinsworht is advising Dimesdale. Pearl answers that she is a rose. They are shocked that she answers this. Dimesdale is given a kiss by Hester and Pearl goes over to Dimesdale and he puts his hand on her head. Chillinsworth is getting uglier. They try to take her child.

1. I think