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CHAPTER 1- The Prison-Door- I found this one page introductory chapter to be very dramatic as it explained the history of the colony by telling the history of the prison-door From the looks of this chapter this story will probably be dragged out as much as possible At first I thought the way Nathaniel Hawthorne approached the latter half of the last paragraph was annoying but when I read the chapter the second time it appealed to me The relationship that Hawthorne is attempting to establish with the reader in this paragraph is very interesting That pink highlighted section in my book convinced me that even though having students read a book over a very short summer vacation is a bad misguided idea the book youre making us read isnt as bad CHAPTER 2- The Market Place- This chapter tells of Hester Prynne being led through the city and in to the market place with the finely stitched Scarlet Letter She walks protecting her young child against her bosom as she is scorned by the crowd Her punishment is quote as effectual an agent in the promotion of good citizenship as ever was the guillotine among the terrorists of France Page 52 pink highlight Instead of using the pillory which would lock a persons head and hands together where they could not move and be forced to not be able to show their humiliation No outrage more flagrant to forbid the culprit to hide his face from shame is in Hawthornes commentary on page 53 Hawthornes commentary appears twice on this page about more than one topic and you can see them in my highlighted sections What really got to me was the second highlighted section on that page where Hawthorne is comparingcontrasting the nurturing image of a mother and her son to Prynne The passage speaks of Prynnes sin tainting the
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