It may serve, let us hope, to symbolise some sweet moral blossom that may be found along the track,
Note: Hawthorne directly tells us the rose bush will be symoblic for something, and will probably refer to it frequently later on.
penalty which, in our days, would infer a degree of mocking infamy and ridicule, might then be invested with almost as stern a dignity as the punishment of death itself.
Note: She got off easy with just a letter then. Or maybe she didnt
That is the hardest word yet!
Note: The only bit of sense in the village
twilight of a dungeon, or other darksome apartment of the prison.
Note: Unfair of the child to be kept in prison because of her mother’s “illegal” actions