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Which of the following BEST illustrates the reason that the townswomen felt such strong indignation towards Hester Prynne?
Hester had been rude to the women.
Hester committed adultery with one of their husbands.
They felt as though Hester were mocking her punishment.
They were jealous of Hester's beauty and grace.
The women were gossips and felt this way toward all criminals.