Quotes About Scarlet Letter A

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Historically the Puritans left England to escape religious persecution, and they promptly turned around and started persecuting the people they didnt agree with - the scarlet letter A, and the stocks and the dunking board came from that. That puritanism is still there.
— Hugh Hefner —

She had wandered, without rule or guidance, into a moral wilderness ... Her intellect and heart had their home, as it were, in desert places, where she roamed as freely as the wild Indian in his woods ... The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers-stern and wild ones-and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hypocrisy is the scarlet letter in politics.

— Mark McKinnon

The common assumption is that public punishments died out in the new great metropolises because they'd been judged useless. Everyone was too busy being industrious to bother to trail some transgressor through the city crowds like some volunteer scarlet letter. But according to the documents I found, that wasn't it at all. They didn't fizzle out because they were ineffective. They were stopped because they were far too brutal.

— Jon Ronson

It was not an esthetic room. Though Frank Shallard might have come to admire pictures, great music, civilized furniture, he had been trained to regard them as worldly, and to content himself with art which 'presented a message,' to regard 'Les Miserables' as superior because the bishop was a kind man, and 'The Scarlet Letter' as a poor book because the heroine was sinful and the author didn't mind.

— Sinclair Lewis

It [the scarlet letter] had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and enclosing her in a sphere by herself.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

If the truth were to be known, everyone would be wearing a scarlet letter of one form or another.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

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