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PostSubject: The Custom-House Introduction   Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:36 am

This intro is unique. The narrator works at the Salem Customs House and comes across a manuscript with a Scarlet Letter. This manuscript is written by a previous worker of the Salem Customs House. The narrator decides to write about the incident. He loses his position of employment. He uses writing as therapy. The narrator is a devote Puritan and this will make the subject quite interesting from his point of view.
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PostSubject: Re: The Custom-House Introduction   Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:10 am

I found this section really hard to read. I hope that Hawthorne's style isn't like this all the way through...
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PostSubject: Re: The Custom-House Introduction   Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:31 pm

I found it hard to read too. I used the Spark Notes and that helped a lot. It is a unique way to introduce a book.
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PostSubject: Re: The Custom-House Introduction   Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:26 pm

I found the intro to be long and tedious. I wanted to get on with the story! I chose between one of two books at the library and one did not even have the intro which i thought was interesting.
i thought the manuscript may have been written by a relative of the narrator. did either of you guys?
this is the second book we have read that the author perports to 'find' the manuscript...
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PostSubject: Re: The Custom-House Introduction   Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:31 pm

Which was the other book that was read by the narrator from a manuscript? How quickly we forget.
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PostSubject: Re: The Custom-House Introduction   Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:58 am

Don Quixote...was 'gathered' by Cervantes and presented.
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PostSubject: Re: The Custom-House Introduction   Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:51 am

Oh yeah. How quickly we forget.
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