whats one quote that describes or uses the symbol " The Meteor " and what is hawthorne using the symbol to signify?
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Puritans loved to see metaphysical meaning behind natural phenomena. It is one of the few things that made their lives exciting.
Nothing was more common, in those days, than to interpret all meteoric appearances, and other natural phenomena, that occurred with less regularity than the rise and set of sun and moon, as so many revelations from a supernatural source. Thus, a blazing spear, a sword of flame, a bow, or a sheaf of arrows, seen in the midnight sky, prefigured Indian warfare. Ch 12