Here this breaks my heart:
•"No my little Pearl!" said her mother "Thou must gather thine own sunshine. I have none to give thee."
•" It is a curious subject of observation whether, hatred and love be not the same thing at bottom. Each, in its utmost development, supposes a high degree of intimacy and heart-knowledge; each renders one individual dependent for the food of his affections and spiritual life upon another; each leaves the passionate lover, or the no less passionate hater, forlorn and desolate by the withdrawal of his object."
The Scarlet Letter is Hester Prynne's story. Hester a married woman, commits adultery and a child is born out of marriage whom she names Pearl. Hester refuses to name her partner in crime and her long lost husband under the pretense of a physician Mr. Chillingworth swears to seek revenge. As a punishment Hester has to wear the scarlet letter 'A' as a badge of shame for being an adultress.
So many themes are mentioned in this book I don't know how to write a short review. It's an account of the struggle a single parent must face raising a child, it's a commentary on how religion sometimes is given more importance than being human and how sometimes in life you never know what is wrong and what is right. The story of the life of a social outcast, the book makes you think about the idea of sin more than you would have liked. Should a woman with a three year absentee husband be looked down upon for having sexual urges? Did her husband have the right to feel offended, the right to be innocent in the eyes of God when he wasn't even fucking there?
I thoroughly enjoyed The Scarlet Letter ❤ I'm so glad I read it and I wouldn't have if it wouldn't have been for @d.shringi I 💓 You 😙
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