Isolation in The Scarlet Letter


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In The Scarlet Letter, what kind of isolation does the Reverend Dimmesdale endure?

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1. In The Scarlet Letter, what kind of isolation does Chillingworth experience?

2. How does Dimmesdale's and Chillingworth's isolation in The Scarlet Letter differ from Pearl's and Hester's?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Working through these educational tools helps you see what you know about The Scarlet Letter and separation. You will be quizzed on the different types of isolation in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using this worksheet/quiz combo, you can see what you know about:

  • Reverend Dimmesdale's isolation
  • Remoteness of Chillingworth
  • Ways Hester and Pearl respond to their situation
  • American Romantics' perception of isolation

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding Hester's and Pearl's response to their situation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Chillingworth's isolation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as Dimmesdale's and Chillingworth's isolation and Pearl's and Hester's isolation

Additional Learning

Gain more insights about this topic from the novel by looking through the lesson called Isolation in The Scarlet Letter. This lesson is effective at helping you cover these objectives:

  • Explain what The Scarlet Letter is about
  • Determine why the entire community is invested in punishing sinners
  • Identify the different types of isolation that occur throughout the novel