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What are Hester’s reasons for not wanting to visit Dimmesdale in his own study?


Hester does not want to visit Dimmesdale in his own study because she does not want Chillingworth to interfere, she is very suspicious, and both of them “would need the whole wide world to breathe in, while they talked together—for all these reasons” (137).


More Questions

1. What are Hester’s reasons for not wanting to visit Dimmesdale in his own study?
2. Why does Pearl tell Hester “the sunshine does not love you”?
3. What is Dimmesdale’s initial reaction when Hester reveals Chillingworth’s true identity?
4. Hester urges Dimmesdale to leave Boston and begin a new life. What possibilities does she suggest for his future career?