Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Oh, Nathaniel Hawthorne, You Crack Me Up!

I must say that I am reaping the reward now for pushing myself to continue to listen to The Scarlet Letter.

I really have been dragging my feet but then got to the part where Arthur Dimsdale sees the meteor and that it makes a huge "A" in the sky. Hawthorne then gives a mini-dissertation about the things that people imagine they see when they are looking for portents or have guilty consciences. He is delightfully down-to-earth and I wind up laughing my head off at some of his sarcastic comments. I should have remembered that from his introduction ... but I forgot ...

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