September 19, 2005
Still After Hester
"Lastly, the inhabitants of the town...lounged idly to the same quarter, and tormented Hester Prynne, perhaps more than all of the rest, with their cool well-aquainted gaze at her familiar shame" 225).
After reading chapter 22, I figured Hester wasn't going to get off that easy. It seems like just when Hester thought she had everything figured out about leaving and confessing to Dimmesdale, that the town knocked her right back down. It was predictable and sad how everyone in the town was staring at her. Is Hester ever going to get a break? Why does Chillingworth have to be such a snake and make plans to go on the ship?
Posted by AshleyHoltzer at September 19, 2005 08:24 PM