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What is the significance of the celestial light that,

showed the familiar scene of the street, with the distinctness of mid-day, but also with the awfulness that is always imparted to familiar objects by an unaccustomed light when Dimmesdale.

Hester and Pearl stand together on the scaffold? (127)

A

The quotation is a metaphor for the supposedly holy Dimmesdale showing himself in a new light.

B

The quotation is ironic because the guilty Dimmesdale prefers to keep his secret in the dark.

C

The quotation contrasts the lightness of Dimmesdale's soul with the darkness of the surrounding night sky.

D

The quotation plays on the lightness of Pearl's laughter and how it makes Dimmesdale feel more familiar and at home.

E

The quotation is a metaphor for the darkness of sin and how it obscures the familiar.

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