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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?

A

The Natives and sailors enjoying themselves at the festival.

B

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

C

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

D

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

E

Hester attending to the former governor at his deathbed.

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