New Outlook, New Path

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The Scarlet Letter - Hawthorne
"The excitement of Mr. Dimmesdale's feelings, as he returned from his interview with Hester, lent him unaccustomed physical energy, and hurried him townward at a rapid pace. The pathway among the woods seemed wilder, more uncouth with its rude natural obstacles, and less trodden by the foot of man, than he remembered it on his outward journey" (pg: 194)

I chose this quote because it shows how Hester's meeting with Dimmesdale has brought him back to life. Saying that the path seemed less taken is symbolic, saying that Dimmesdale will now take a different path. Also, the woods seemed wilder because he has a new outlook on life after the meeting. Overall, the quote demonstrates Dimmesdale's new outlook. 

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