The Reverend delivers a moving sermon that week, following which he reveals the scarlet letter on his chest. Without treatment, this wound has become infected. This infection has been draining the minister's health, so that when he finally admits his crime, he dies in Hester's arms. She hopes that they will meet again in Heaven and live out eternity together. In the wake of the minister's death, a purposeless Chillingworth shrivels up and dies, and Hester, heartbroken over her loss, leaves town with Pearl. Chillingworth's estate makes Pearl rich, and she never returns to Boston. Hester, on the other hand, returns years later and lives the rest of her days bearing the mark of the scarlet letter.
A preternatural creature that is given to mischievous, capricious acts, an elf is a fitting description for Pearl, "the scarlet letter endowed with life." For, as the incarnation of Hester's sin,.
How are the conflicts in the The Scarlet Letter resolved? Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet.