Writer : Natheniel Hawthorne
Published : Ticknor, Reed and Fields
Year : 2000
Theme : Drama, Romantic
· Hester Prynne
· Arthur Dimmsdale
· Roger Chilingworth
· John Wilson
· The Governoor
· The Governoor’s house
· Town square
Morning june in the prison in boston, came out a beautiful woman from the door with a baby in herarms. And there was a scarlet letter “A” in her dress. There was a crowd of people outside the prison. They shouted and said that hester was a devil child. They wanted the Minister give abigger punishment for hester. They were give a punisgment to hester and asked hester to stood at the top of platform for 4 hours, so that all of the people know it. One of the people takehester to a church. Hester stood at the platform with the baby. At the same time hester remembered a moment when her husband take her to Europe. Hester wait for her husband but her husband was’nt come. In upstairs window of the church there were two people, they are John Wilson (The old minister) and Arthur Dimmsdald (The young minister). Arthur Dimmsdale (The young minister) looked in to hester with sad eyes and he began to speak. He asked to hesterwhose the father of the baby, but hester didn’t answere it. Hester said that the father of the baby was in heaven not in this world. After for 4 hours stood athe platform she looked there was a strange people behind her, she was shocked and the baby cried.
Hester and the baby got back to the prison. They were very weak. Then the prison keeper call a doctor named Roger Chilingworth (hester’s husband). Hester said to The doctor, “where were you?” I waited two years for you.Cillingworth asked to hesterwhose the father of the baby, but again and again hesterdid’nt tell it. Chilingworth tried to find the baby’s father. He asked to hester to said nothingto everyone that Chilingworth was her husband. Hester promised.
Several years later, hester and her child got out from the prison. They lived in a small houseoutside the town. She worked as a beautiful clothes maker. She got a lot of money from this work. And now the baby was change became a cheerfull girl name was Pearl.
Peoples wanted take pearl from hester, include The minister because they thought that hester couldn’t teach something good to her child because she was a sinner woman. Hester asked to Thegovernoor, she sure that she could teach something good to her child eventhought she was a sinner.but The governoor didn’t believe it. Then hester asked to Arthur Dimmsdal as young minister. Dimmsdale said to the governoor, he make sure that hester could teach her child. Finally Thegovernoor wanted to let pearl with her mother. But if pearl was grew up she should go to school and learn abaout God.
Chilingworth was so corious with Dimmsdale. He thought that dimmsdale have a secret in his heart. So Chillingwirth went to arthur’s room. Arthur was sleep. The doctor put in to arthur’s shirt, so that he knew that Arthur Dimmesdale have secret.
One day hester thought that she wanted to help Dimmsdale from the danger of Chilingworth. Hester went to forrest with pearl to see Dimmsdale. They were sat down under the tree. When pearl played, hester saw Dimmsdale, he was sick, very weak and walked slowly. Then hester help him to walked and sat down under the tree. Hester said something to dimmsdale .hester said that Dimmsdale was live in a same house with dangerous people, he is Doctor Chillingworth, and he was also hester’s husband.Dimmsdale was so angry to heard it. Then hester apologized to Dimmsdale, and He was forgive her.Dimmsdale asked to hester what will happen if hester told about Chillingworth’s secret. Will he say to everyone that I was pearl’s father.Dimmsdale was confuse. He wasn’t know what he should do.
In the big party of new governoor, hester and pearl stood at the crowd of people in square and saw Dimmsdale’s speech in church. People in the town was happy with dimmsdale speech. Dimmsdale went from the platform with bad health. He was so weak. He told to peoples in the town that he was a sinner of the world, then he fell in the platform and hester beside of him. Dimmsdale hold hester and pearl hand. Hester and pearl kissed Dimmsdale face while said “can you see heaven”, Dimmsdale said, we sinned, we forget our God, I’m afraid, very afraid and Dimmsdale closed his eyes an died.
- Nice story