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Why does Hester return to New England?

 

yalim v #236023
Mar 28, 2012 12:36 PM

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Why does Hester return to New England?

Chapters 22-24

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Aslan
Mar 28, 2012 12:38 PM

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By boat!
 

yalim v #236023
Mar 28, 2012 12:42 PM

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Why does she return?
 

yalim v #236023
Mar 28, 2012 12:43 PM

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Why does she return?
 

Aslan
Mar 28, 2012 12:51 PM

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For good or bad New England constitutes her adult roots. More importantly it is where she brought up her precious Pearl. It is the place of her penance and her salvation (eventual public love of Dimmesdale).
 

jill d #170087
Mar 28, 2012 12:51 PM

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She returns to both face her past and resume her life. When she goes back to Boston, she wears the scarlet letter and resumes her work with charity. She's come full circle so to speak.
 

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