The Scarlet Letter

describe the two seemingly supernatural occurrences. what effect do they have?

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As Dimmesdale stands on the scaffold, he is joined by Hester and Pearl. When they join hands, they form a sort of "electric chain." After some conversation, they look up to see a meteor in the sky. As the meteor fades, the outline of a faint A is observed; somehow, the characters know this sign has meaning.