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The Scarlet Letter Ch1 Vocabulary -edifice pg43 a usually large building -lot pg43 plot of land -sepulchres pg43 bury entombed -inauspicious pg44 not auspicious Character Analysis -Isaac Johnson one of the first settlers of Boston buried on his own land which became his lot -Ann Hutchinson prominent religious leader in Boston who preached that faith rather than goof works and abidance by religious law brought one closer to God She was banished and excommunicated from the church and moved to Long Island where she and her family were slaughtered by Native Americans Quotations -pg43 A throng of bearded men in sad-colored garments and gray steeple crowned hats intermixed with women some wearing hoods and others bareheaded was assembled in front of a wooden edifice the door which was heavily timbered with oak and studded with iron spikes-Narrator -pg4344 But on one side of the portal and rooted almost at the threshold was a wild rose-bush covered in this month of June with its delicate gems which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner as he went in and to the condemned criminal as he came forth to his doom in token that the deep heart of Nature could pity and be kinds to him -Narrator -pg44 it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson as she entered the prison-door-we shall not take upon us to determine-Narrator -pg44 It may serve let us hope to symbolize some sweet moral blossom that may be found along the track or relive the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow -Narrator The Scarlet Letter Ch2 Vocabulary -physiognomiespg45 facial appearance especially as a reflection of inner character -augurespg45 divine soothsayer -betokenedpg45 presage to give evidence of -rotundlypg46 rounded out -hussy pg47 lewd of brazen woman mischievous -malefactressespg47 wrong -doings -behoofpg46 advantage profit -ignominypg 49 despicable humiliating degrading -iniquitypg50 wickedness wicked act
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