Clara was flabbergasted at his audacity in writing her and requesting such an interview; she reflected that normally she would never even consider meeting a man in the time and place he requested - especially one who had committed such vile crimes.
Clare says slavery is for the convenience of slaveholders. What is mental illness? The sunlight seems to be avoiding Hester deliberately as she and Pearl walk through the forest.
It has no clear origin and seems to defy the senses. Strangely enough, a light was still burning dimly in the parlor and the door was unlocked but no one was present. If slavery were to become bad for the economy, he says, preachers would preach against it.
Her constant questioning of herself and the situations she finds herself in heightens the feeling of instability and uneasiness. She realizes the child is too young to know the truth and decides not to explain the significance of the letter to her.
The contrast between the imaginary world of virtues and the real world of vices could not be more plain. Clare and then of his cousin Ophelia.
He announces his intention to turn the reader's expectations upside down by recommending that princes be bad rather than good. Pleyel was lost forever, and the least she could do was to try and compel Carwin to repair the ills he visited upon her.