Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What does the " A " look like?

.... in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A. It was so artistically done, and with so much fertility and gorgeous luxuriance of fancy, that it had all the effect of a last and fitting decoration to the apparel which she wore, and which was of a splendour in accordance with the taste of the age, but greatly beyond what was allowed by the sumptuary regulations of the colony.

I am just imagining what the A looked like and don't think any of these really do what Hawthorne wrote it to be. Maybe the middle A:

I have spent the afternoon  reading THE OUTERMOST HOUSE and two chapters
of The Scarlett Letter .The area around Boston is rich in literary history. 

 Assignment: write a character sketch of Hester or Pearl. 


podso said...

I always wondered why it was so beautifully hand-worked.

Bonnie said...

Hester did the best handwork in the town. She kept doing it for everyone wealthy , etc... when she got out of prison and is how she earned a living.