Citation The Scarlet Letter Quotes Every masterpiece or a literary piece has unique quotations expressing universal themes.
He is talking to Pearl and Hester in these lines. This iconic book was issued in at a time when patriotic feelings for the new United States were stirred up, under the influence of the "American Renaissance movement" which was led by Emerson and his self-reliance theory His style stresses mainly imagination and emotion along with a sharp criticism of America's Puritan heritage.
He further adds that he is willing to start a new life with them. When he writes "The moment I stepped across the threshold Nevertheless this gloom is not total and came to be illuminated by the red and ever-changing light of the letter A.
After she had refused to reveal the father's name, she learnt to overcome her moral plight even though a dangerous triangle takes place between her former husband, her lover and her child Hester and her infant must play the role they are assigned to, the role imposed by the "A", the label put on her.
Although this is just a symbolical reaction, it shows the deep involvement of the narrator with the social norms. Plus so much more In a nusthell : the force of a symbol. Contrasts of light are more particularly used : from the sunshining opening scene where Hester is displayed on the scaffold and offered to the public scorn in broad daylight.
He is of the view that Mr. The narrator states that he has found the word and even the whole story of the person who adapted himself to the circumstances in which he found himself.