The Scarlet Letter Quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Chapter 3 of The Scarlet Letter
The narrator of The Scarlet Letter prefaces his "romance" with an account of his inspiration: he found documents about Hester Prynne's life during his otherwise bland employment as a surveyor at a customs house. He… 97 more words in this explanation. Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other The Scarlet Letter quote.
The Scarlet Letter
Toggle navigation. It seemed to me-the reader may smile, but must not doubt my word-it seemed to me, then, that I experienced a sensation not altogether physical, yet almost so, as of burning heat, and as if the letter were not of red cloth, but red-hot iron. I shuddered, and involuntarily let it fall upon the floor. Dimmesdale to have it on their chests. Standing side by side, the rose bush and the prison warns readers that they will find many aspects of human nature in the following story - justice and mercy, beauty and ugliness, sin and forgiveness, honesty and hypocrisy- whereas rose represents positive side and prison the negative one.
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Quote 1: "Here, in a word, - and it is a rare instance in my life, - I had met with a person thoroughly adapted to the situation which he held. Quote 2: "But the object that most drew my attention, in the mysterious package, was a certain affair of fine red cloth, much worn and faded It had been wrought, as was easy to perceive, with wonderful skill of needlework This rag of scarlet cloth,- for time and wear and a sacrilegious moth had reduced it to little other than a rag,- on careful examination, assumed the shape of a letter. It was the capital letter A. By an accurate measurement, each limb proved to be precisely three inches and a quarter in length. It had been intended, there could be no doubt, as an ornamental article of dress; but how it was to be worn, or what rank, honor, and dignity, in by-past times, were signified by it, was a riddle which