Following her release from prison, hester settles in a cottage at the edge of town and earns a meager living with her needlework. As she grows older, pearl becomes capricious and unruly. Set in 17th-century puritan boston, massachusetts, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of hester prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity.
Several days later, hester meets dimmesdale in the forest and tells him of her husband and his desire for revenge. Puritan missionary to the american indians whom some called the apostle to the indians. His fall is a descent from apparent grace to his own damnation he appears to begin in purity but he ends in corruption. Ticknor & fields, beginning hawthornes most lucrative period. Her lover, however, is another matter and he demands to know who it is hester refuses to divulge such information.
. Puritan missionary to the american indians whom some called the apostle to the indians. When demanded and cajoled to name the father of her child, hester refuses.
This combination of dreaminess and realism gave the author space to explore major themes. If she ever reveals him, he warns her, he will destroy the childs father. Overbury was a friend of the lover and was perhaps poisoned. He is referred to as the apostle eliot at the beginning of chapter 16, a forest walk, whom dimmesdale has gone to visit. The subtlety is that the ministers belief is his own cheating, convincing himself at every stage of his spiritual the rose bushs beauty forms a striking contrast to all that surrounds it as later the beautifully embroidered scarlet a will be held out in part as an invitation to find some sweet moral blossom in the ensuing, tragic tale and in part as an image that the deep heart of nature (perhaps god) may look more kind on the errant hester and her child than her puritan neighbors do.