The Secret Life of Bees

The Scarlet Letter – The Custom-House: Introductory

Summary: The Custom House Introductory to The Scarlet Letter A writer of story-books! What kind of a business in life,—what mode of glorifying God, or being serviceable to mankind in his day and generation,—may that be? (See Important Quotations Explained) This introduction provides a frame for the main narrative of The Scarlet Letter. The nameless …

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The Scarlet Letter – Chapters 11–12

Summary—Chapter 11: The Interior of a Heart Chillingworth continues to play mind games with Dimmesdale, making his revenge as terrible as possible. The minister often regards his doctor with distrust and even loathing, but because he can assign no rational basis to his feelings, he dismisses them and continues to suffer. Dimmesdale’s suffering, however, does …

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