Scarlet Letter Quotes

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Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Quote - “If thou feelest it to be for thy soul’s peace, and that thy earthly punishment will thereby be made more effectual to salvation, I charge thee to speak out the name of thy fellow sinner and fellow sufferer!” (3.26) With this quote Dimsdale is talking with hester about the crime that she has committed and asking if someone else is being dragged into this. As with with him saying “and fellow suffer” is like him asking if there is a victimless person that got dragged into her crime that shouldn’t be there. I like this quote a lot in this book because it goes a lot with our legal systems today with the victim and the victimless(the one that got dragged into it), I was not expecting this to happen
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She is telling her that she will not be able to live without Sethe. She has to have Sethe in her life. Beloved even tells Denver that she can leave and she will be perfectly fine. But beloved and Sethe are too attached through motherly and daughterly love. Sethe even loses her own job so she can have more time to spend with beloved. This quote shows a theme of love in book between Beloved and Sethe, and show this by with how Sethe will drop anything and everything just to be able to spend more time with Beloved. 3. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
Quote - “We know a roofleaf is not Jesus Christ, but in its own humble, is it not God?”(61.28)
This quote is explaining that Nettie knows the roofleaf is not God, but since it provides her with shelter and safety in a godlike like way, her definition of God starts to expand. This quote is one of many religious quotes in the book and they all explain God in different ways, I think that was actually pretty smart because everyone perceives God in their own ways it what they think God resembles and this quote does an amazing job at explaining it, like with how it says we know it’s not Jesus Christ but how can it not be with these amazing
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