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Commander was the captain on the ship Hester and Reverend Dimmesdale hoped to board. He was in his middle ages. He made Hester realize Roger Chillingworth would be sailing with Pearl, Reverend Dimmesdale, and Hester herself. Governor Bellingham was the one who witnessed Hester s punishment on the scaffold. A pious Puritan, Governor Bellingham represented political authority in Boston. He was a wealthy, elderly gentleman who spent much of his time consulting with other authority figures such as Dimmesdale. Because he was sympathetic, Hester pleaded to him not to let Pearl be taken away from her. Mistress Hibbins – Mistress Hibbins was Governor Bellingham s sister. She lived in the same luxurious mansion as her brother. She was not married and was commonly known to be a witch.

Also, she was known for being bitter-tempered . Because she was connected with the devil, supposedly, she tempted both Hester and Reverend Dimmesdale to become more involved with evil practices. She was later executed. Reverend Mr. John Wilson was the eldest clergyman of Boston, and was a scholarly theologian. He was the one who persuaded Reverend Dimmesdale to question Hester about the father of Pearl. Because Hester refused to reveal the identity of Pearl s father, John made a long speech to the crowd gathered about the sin of committing adultery. His speech was meaningful and I believe it was effective.