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Minimoosey

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PostSubject: Final Thoughts   Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:55 pm

I really enjoyed this book. Chillingsworth has no scruples about his behavior. I really didn't expect the way the plot took. It was a different aspect of a class conscious society. Class-conscious more in the public scrutinty eye. The ones who abide by the Puritans beliefs and the ones who don't. They all still remain in the society and take the class that they are subjected to. Our society has come a long way with society and its parameters. Sometimes I think we need a little more society driven behavior (in the positive sense). We have come a long way.

With this country being so anti-God, it is ironic that it was the beginning of our country. We seem to forget that. I do understand progression and evolution of a society, but this book showed me again that evolution of our society has come a long way.
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PostSubject: Re: Final Thoughts   Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:07 am

I liked the story but did not like the eloquent writing style. I'm sure it is because i am used to reading novels that get right to the point and are written at a much lower educational level. I had trouble staying with it and only did because I wanted to see what happened.
Yes, Marti this book took a look an social conciousness and how valuable it was to do the 'right' things. Mr. Dimmesdale could not face public condemnation for his sin because he would have been completely ruined. Chillingworth was the same way. He could lead a life of comfort as long as he was anonamous in the role as Hesters husband but would have been the object of gossip and speculation had it been known.
However there was the line at the end which said once Chillingworth left Pearl a great deal of money and land the townspeople tended to forget her 'stain'. I guess that type of thinking has never gotten old!
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PostSubject: Re: Final Thoughts   Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:56 am

Thank Goodness that is over...that was as hard for me to read as DQ...it just drug along...I didn't care about the characters....arghhh....

I hope the next one is a bit better...
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PostSubject: Re: Final Thoughts   Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:49 pm

I did care about both hester and Pearl. I didn't have any sympathy for Dimmedale. the book was a difficult read, though! I peeked a Moby Dick and I think it will be easier although ther are over 100 chapters! Eeeek
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