4. A ROUND CHARACTER
HESTER PRYNNE. Physically
 “The young woman was tall, with a figure of perfect
elegance... She had dark & abundant hair,..., a face
which, besides being beautiful from regularity of
feature & richness of complexion, had the
impressiveness belonging to a marked brow & deep
black eyes. She was ladylike, too...” (p.45)
 “Her attire which,..., she had wrought for the
occasion, in prison,..., seemed to express the attitude
of her spirit.” (p.46)
5. A ROUND CHARACTER
HESTER PRYNNE. Emotionally
 “She,..., underwent an agony from every footstep”.
(p.47) (at the scaffold)
 “Her sick & morbid heart” (p.66)
 “... She was supported by an unnatural tension of the
nerves and by all the combative energy of her
character, which enable her to convert the scene into a
kind of lurid triumph” (p.66) (when coming out of
6. A ROUND CHARACTER
HESTER PRYNNE. Mentally
 “Her mind, and specially her memory was
preternaturally active, and kept bringing up other
 “Possibly it was an instinctive device of her spirit to
relieve itself” (p.49)
7. A ROUND CHARACTER
 It was “... as if she inhabited another sphere, or
communicated with the common nature by other
organs & senses than the rest of humankind. She stood
apart from moral interests, yet close beside them, like
a ghost that revisits the familiar fireside and can no
longer make itself seen or felt, no more smile with the
household joy, nor mourn with the kindred sorrow; or
should it succeed in manifesting its forbidden
sympathy, awakening only terror & horrible
repugnance.” (p. 71)
8. A DYNAMIC CHARACTER.
 SIGNIFICANT CHANGES.
LAW WAS NO LAW
FOR HER MIND”
“SHE ASSUMED A
ACQUIRED A NEW
WITH THE SINNER
OTHER W. DEARED
NOT TREAD. “ (170)
9. DYNAMIC UNDERSTANDING.
 CHAPTER XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER.
 Page 139:
 MARBLE COLDNESS/ TO BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE
CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER LIFE/ FROM PASSION
AND FEELING, TO THOUGHT.
 « THE WORLD´S LAW WAS NO LAW FOR HER
 FREEDOM OF SPECULATION: THESE
THOUGHTS: DEADLIER CRIMES THAN THAT
WHICH STIGMATIZED HER WITH THE S.C.
 VISITORS TO THE COTTAGE/ DARED NOT ENTER
INTO ANY OTHER DWELLING/ SHADOWY GESTS,
10. DYNAMIC UNDERSTANDING
 Page 73:
 HESTER SHUDDERED TO BELIEVE that HER SIN
gave her a SYMPATHETIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE
HIDDEN SIN IN OTHER HEARTS.
 HESTER: « TERROR STRIKEN » by this revelation.
 Page 170:
 PASSPORT: « The S.L. Was her passport to regions
where other women dared not TREAD (STEP ON). «
 TEACHERS: SHAME, DESPAIR, SOLITUDE, they
TAUGHT her much AMISS (wrongly).
11. A DYNAMIC CHARACTER
PEARL The Poor.
12. A DYNAMIC CHARACTER
gentility” (pg. 49) to a
wife of a scholar , and
ultimately the lover of a
P.72), to a
At first she felt
but then she
there are good
“At times a fearful doubt
strove to possess her
soul, whether it were not
better to send Pearl to
Heaven at once” (P.141).
finally: no) P.
13. INTELLIGENT CARING