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    The scarlet letter

    What does the author mean by saying:
    'I judged no less,' said the physician." ANd now, what wouldst thou with me touching this man?"
    "And I thee,' answered Hester Prynne, " for the hatred that has transformed a wise and just man to a fiend! Wilt thou yet purge it out of thee, and be once more human?"
    I dont get the meaning of green phrases. But I think they are saying" what would you do about me touching this man?" and " and I plea thee..."?


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    Re: The scarlet letter

    What does the author mean by saying:


    'I judged no less,' said the physician." ANd now, what wouldst thou with me touching this man?"

    #1 "And now, what do you want from me relating to this man?"


    "And I thee,' answered Hester Prynne, " for the hatred that has transformed a wise and just man to a fiend! Wilt thou yet purge it out of thee, and be once more human?"


    #2 "And I [either hate or despise] you ...."

    The dialogue in this novel is written in a deliberately 17th century idiom.

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