Scarlet Letter Quotes

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Double-Entry Journals for The Scarlet Letter 1. “Mother,” said little Pearl, “the sunshine does not love you. It runs away and hides itself, because it is afraid of something on your bosom. . . . It will not flee from me, for I wear nothing on my bosom yet!” This quote is important because it shows the importance of the scarlet letter such as humanness and sinfulness. Pearl sees things that normal people do not see, so she points out, metaphorically but also literally, that sunshine doesnt hit the scarlet letter. I like this quote because it shows how Pearl points out the truth without evening knowing it because she is so young and innocent. 2. “Mother,” said [Pearl], “was that the same minister that kissed me by the brook?” This quote from chapter 22 is important because Pearl sees the reverend as a different and changed man after their encounter in the woods a couple of days earlier. I like this quote because it shows how Dimmsdale in a sense has been revived thanks to the Scarlet Letter and has changed physically and mentally. 3. “Hold thy peace, dear little Pearl!” whispered her mother. “We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.” This quote, also from chapter 22 is important because it shows that what happens in the woods is sort of a dream or a thought fo fantasy and could not be accepted by the Puritan people of the market place. This quote is important to me because since Pearl is very little and has much to learn, hester puts her in her place by saying what was right and what was wrong. 4. "ah, but." interposed, more softly, a young wife, holding a child by the hand. "let her cover the maek as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart." This quote is important because it shows a very rare voice in the Puritan community which is that of sympathy towards Hester Prynne. I like this quote because
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