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Townswomen's Attitude Toward Hester III

SCARLT-KEGXED

Which of the following BEST illustrates the reason that the townswomen felt such strong indignation towards Hester Prynne?

A

Hester had been rude to the women.

B

Hester committed adultery with one of their husbands.

C

They felt as though Hester were mocking her punishment.

D

They were jealous of Hester's beauty and grace.

E

The women were gossips and felt this way toward all criminals.