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What is unusual about the way Dimmesdale walks as he goes toward the meeting house?

 

yalim v #236023
Mar 28, 2012 12:31 PM

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What is unusual about the way Dimmesdale walks as he goes toward the meeting house?

Chapters 22-24

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jill d #170087
Mar 28, 2012 12:44 PM

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When Dimmesdale walked in the procession in the Scarlet Letter in Chapter 22, there was no feebleness of step as at other times; his frame was not bent, nor did his hand rest ominously upon his heart. Yet, if the clergyman were rightly viewed, his strength seemed not of the body. It might be spiritual and imparted to him by angelical ministrations.

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Aslan
Mar 28, 2012 12:46 PM

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It was the observation of those who beheld him now, that never, since Mr. Dimmesdale first set his foot on the New England shore, had he exhibited such energy in the pace of his steps.
 

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