S: Ronni Reiland and Courtney Kilgore
BC: Thanks to our actors! Ronni Reiland~ Hester Prynne Courtney Kilgore~ Pearl Lloyd Parham~ The Black Man Brittany Bowen~ Mistress Hibbins Jacob Groat~ Governor Bellingham Kyle Craig~ Roger Chillingsworth Garrett Rassmussen~ Mr. Dimmesdale
1: This is our Story... | As Mother and Daughter
2: Hester Prynne A.K.A. The Small Brunette | "The young woman was very tall, with a figure of perfect elegance on a large scale." Hester had an unique, exquisite look to her. She was tall, brunette and beautiful. She had dark eyes and rich complexion. She wore an 'A' on her chest but it fit her personality. The 'A' for was for crime of committing adultery. Hester was independent and knew how to stick up for herself and her daughter, Pearl.
3: Pearl had a look people in her town fawned over. Her look was different than any other child. Pearls eyes were dark, dreamy and full of life. Her hair was just like her mothers. Her style was exactly like her Hester's minus the red 'A'. The scarlet color of her clothes was a reminder of her mothers sins. "Whenever anyone saw her they saw the natural glimmer in her face and eyes." | Pearl A.K.A The Teenage Blonde
4: THE BAD GUYS: The "black man" is represented as the the devil in our town. He recruited Mistress Hibbins who was the known witch in the town, Hibbins tries to bring plenty of people to the dark side. | "The Black Man" | Mistress Hibbins
5: Mistress Hibbins' brother got her out of plenty of trouble. He had this kind of power because he was the town's governor. Governor Bellingham was a favorite in the town and no one was against him. | Governor Bellingham | "Sibling Love"
6: Roger Chillingsworth was Hester's first husband. Roger was many years older than Hester and she most likely married him because of his money. | Chillingsworth sent Hester over from England to get everything in order before he came over. But "sadly" Chillingsworth came three years too late and found his wife on the scaffold during her trial.
7: Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale was Hester's accomplice in adultery. He was also know as the town's Minister. Dimmesdale kept his sin a secret from the whole town and Hester kept his name innocent. No towns person would have believed that their minister was the criminal anyway. Dimmesdale eventually grew tired of keeping his secret and admitted to being part of the sin. He felt so at peace that he passed away shortly after. | "The story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now..." ~ Taylor Swift
8: In the beginning, Chillingsworth stuck around just to get revenge on whoever slept with his wife. He had great suspicion that Mr. Dimmesdale had a part in the sin. | B.F.F
9: R.I.P | Dimmesdale was in need of a friend at the time and thought he could confide in Chillingsworth. Before Dimmesdale was effected by Chillingworth, he realized that Chillingsworth's intentions were no good. | After Dimmesdale confessed his sins he died peacefully because he no longer had that burden. Unfortunately, Chillingsworth did not have such luck. He passed away because his parasite actions could no longer feed off of Dimmesdale's guilt.
10: Many of the towns people have perpetrated different sins. Hester's main sin was the act of committing adultery with Reverend Dimmesdale. | Hester teaches to be disciplined enough to remain strong in tough times. She also shows that some positive things can come from bad situations. Hester's sins did not amount to the harshness of Chillingsworth nor Dimmesdale's sins. | "She is better known for the things that she does on the mattress..." ~Taylor Swift
11: Even though most characters have multiple large sins, Pearls are kept minimum. She had normals sins just like the average everyday child along with the sin of witchcraft. Pearl was no witch by any means but her actions made it seem so. | The art of the unknown is what Pearl's actions showed. She acted in an unexpected way that kept most guessing. This showed that being different is not always bad. Being true to one's self is most important in discovering who a person is.
12: She was in love with the Rev. Mr. Dimmesdale. They had plans to run away together and get married. | Chillingsworth and Hester were "married", but clearly Hester was not thrilled with their marriage.
13: Governor Bellingham and Pearl's relationship was not the greatest, because the towns people wanted him to take her away from Hester. | Pearl felt close to Dimmesdale but she did not like the way he treated her and her mother in public. | Pearl never knew why but she always was frightened by Chillingsworth.
14: Puritan women did not have an easy life. It was very different from the role of women today. There were many legal disadvantages compared to puritan men and jobs for women were not an easy task. Punishments in these Puritan times were a great deal more hostile than the consequences than we have now. Hester would have been considered very lucky because it was not abnormal to be killed for such a sin as hers. | Puritan Women
15: Children in Puritan New England had many chores and expectations. Being raised by a single parent could be considered very difficult. The parent would have to especially hard to provide for their family. Pearl made Hester's responsibilities worth while. | Life as a Puritan Child
16: Padma Lakshmi | Padma and Hester have many similarities, including both got pregnant after committing adultery. After Padma was divorced from her husband at the time, three years later she had her | daughter. The father of the | baby was never name to the public. Hester also after three years of not seeing her supposedly dead husband became pregnant with a daughter. The fathers name was also not released to the public until later.
17: Bristol Palin | Bristol Palin knew exactly what it was like to be judged for something she did not even do. She grew up in the public eye because her mother was a politician. Bristol was constantly reminded of the life her had. This effected her socially and physically. Pearl | was also treated in the same manner as Bristol living under her mother's spotlight and being accused of following in their mother's footstep.s
18: Waggoner's Views Hester is portrayed as a tragic hero. She is thought as a true victim. Hester is considered to be a woman ahead of her time.
19: Baym's Views Pearl is viewed as a symbolic function. She is a constant reminder to Hester about the sins she committed. Also a realistic figure in her childish actions.