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As he stands on the scaffold, Dimmesdale shrieks aloud. (123)

A few moments later, Reverend Mr. Wilson walks by. (124)

Besides the fact that it is dark and his scream may not have been as loud as he thought, why do none of the townspeople notice Dimmesdale standing on this pillar of shame and sin?


Having confessed his sin in church, the townspeople do not consider this display important.


The townspeople are willing to ignore the sins of others if it does not affect them personally.


The townspeople are too preoccupied by Hester's sin.


The townspeople are too preoccupied by their own sins.


The townspeople do not want to see their minister guilty of sin.

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