September 18, 2005

another "Pearl" of wisdom...

Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (Ch 14-21) -- American Literature, 1800-1915 (EL 266)

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September 14, 2005

The Scarlet Letter 8-13

I found it very intersting the way that Chillingworth has insinuated himself into Dimmesdale's life. He has grown obsessed with the man. The conversation between the two in chapter 10 about secrets was perhaps an interesting forshadowing?
It is also interesting that though Chilligsworth was well revieved because of his vocation when he arrived in town, many townspeople are now starting to not like him.
Another point I liked was in chapter 8 when Pearl was being examined about her catechisms and acted rebellious. Perhaps this is another example of her acting out what her mother cannot? She has been taught in these matters.

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