September 12, 2004

Scarlett Letter reading

So, like I said previously, I'm new to blogging and, truthfully, feel odd just stating my feelings for all to see. I'm trying to think of it as a journal...that everybody can read.
Anyway, I finished reading the first nine chapters of The Scarlet Letter and wasn't I was surprised when I actually enjoyed it! I enjoy reading, but I'm more drawn to bloody, gory horror trash or trashy bodice-rippers. Not to say I haven't liked a classic a time or two, but they're really not my "thing."
Not a whole lot to say about the book so far, except that I'm hooked and I'm making a guess at the outcome. My psychic ability is kicking in and I'm guessing that the father of Pearl is (dun dun dun) Reverend Dimmesdale. It just seems like it all fits together...Hester won't tell who the father is, Dimmesdale has suddenly "gotten sick", and Chillingworth just happens to become friendly with the Reverend. My biggest tip off is in chapter 4 when Chillingswoth goes on about how he's going to find the man who did this and how he'll just know who it is through a feeling. And it just seems a little conveniant that he becomes great friends with the Reverend. To me, it all just seems to fit. I could be wrong, it just seems to be the right conclusion. Does anybody else see my point? Does anyone agree or am I just grasping at straws??

Posted by KatherineLambert at September 12, 2004 04:47 PM

I'm not telling... that would be cheating! :)

I'm glad you're enjoying the mystery.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at September 12, 2004 06:52 PM
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