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The middle of the 19th Century, during which the novel was written, was a time of some European revolution. Both American and European Romantics favored revolution since they were a chance for the common man to stand up for himself.

Which of the following plot points BEST illustrates this favoring of revolution?


The Natives and sailors enjoying themselves at the festival.


Pearl refusing to play with the Puritan children and instead throws stones at them.


Hester standing proudly before the crowd on her scaffold of shame.


Dimmesdale fighting the temptation to corrupt his parishioners on his way home from the forest.


Hester attending to the former governor at his deathbed.

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