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How is Hester described in Chapter 2?
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Also, how is Hester Prynne described?
Traits. Although Hester Prynne is beautiful, her beauty barely compares to her strength of character. Even when she is punished for her crime of adultery and publicly humiliated by being forced to wear a scarlet A on her chest, Hester does not break. She remains exactly who she is: strong, kind, proud, but also humble.
Subsequently, question is, what happens in chapter 2 of the scarlet letter? Summary—Chapter 2: The Market-Place As the crowd watches, Hester Prynne, a young woman holding an infant, emerges from the prison door and makes her way to a scaffold (a raised platform), where she is to be publicly condemned. The beadle calls Hester forth.
Subsequently, question is, what is Hester's punishment in Chapter 2?
When chapter two begins, Hester Prynne has been found guilty of adultery. She has born a child of this liaison and is in prison with the baby, something horrifying by today's standards. As part of her punishment, she must stand on the scaffolding and be viewed by the townspeople, shamed for her sin.
What do the townspeople think of Hester?
Despite Hester's apparent humility and her refusal to strike back at the community, she resents and inwardly rebels against the viciousness of her Puritan persecutors. She becomes a living symbol of sin to the townspeople, who view her not as an individual but as the embodiment of evil in the world.