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The Scarlet Letter

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Hester, Dimmesdale, Ghosts.

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What is the significance of Hawthorne describing Hester and Dimmesdale as

each a ghost? (157)

A

They are frightened of each other.

B

Having sinned, they might as well be dead.

C

Their sin has drained them of life.

D

They are both rejected, ghosts of society.

E

They are both pale from surprise at seeing each other.