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What does Hester do with any spare money that she might have?


Besides the money that goes to Pearl’s fanciful clothing, Hester gives her spare money to charity, people who in fact had better lives than herself, from Hester’s point of view. She makes clothing for the poor in her spare time.


More Questions

1. What reasons does Hawthorne give for Hester’s remaining in Boston, where she is an outcast?
2. Hawthorne mentions three main occasions for which the people of Boston made use of Hester’s sewing skill. What are they? What is one occasion for which Hester is never asked to make clothing?
3. What does Hester do with any spare money that she might have?