Kayla Triplett Motifs Night vs. Day Evocative Names Civilizations vs. the Wilderness Symbols The Scarlet “A” The Meteor Pearl The Rose Bush Themes Sin Knowledge Human Condition Characters Hester Prynne Pearl Chillingsworth Dimmesdale Foreshadowing foreshadowing is minimal, because the symbols tend to coincide temporally with events, enriching their meaning rather than anticipating their occurrence. Falling Action Falling action Depending on one’s interpretation of which scene constitutes the book’s “climax,” the falling action is either the course of events that follow Chapter 12 or the final reports on Hester’s and Pearl’s lives after the deaths of Dimmesdale and Chillingworth. Point of View point of view · The narrator is omniscient, because he analyzes the characters and tells the story in a way that shows that he knows more about the characters than they know about themselves. Yet, he is also a subjective narrator, because he voices his own interpretations and opinions of things. He is clearly sympathetic to Hester and Dimmesdale.