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"'. . . Little will she care what they put upon the bodice of her gown!' 'Ah, but,' interposed, more softly, a young wife, holding a child by the hand, 'let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart.'"
~page 49 of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

It's interesting how this one young wife is able to sum up what Hester later goes through now at the beginning without even knowing her. Whenever I first read that part of the story, I knew there had to be something to it. Later in this first segment (Ch 1-6) we were assigned to read, this prediction already begins to come true. All Hester's child has to do is give the "A" on her dress some attention, and it has a noticeable effect on Hester. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out throughout the rest of the novel.

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