I wanted to find this essay of Lawrence's in-depth notes about The Scarlet Letter of which I read some in The Faith of a Writer this weekend. Taking notes on other books like that is something I never gave myself permission to do. I guess I am learning some things from this book.
I really like his subtle comparison of Hester to Ligeia, which is not something I ever thought about before. Dr. Loving mentioned Ligeia (Hester, too) at great length in early American literature, but I don't think he ever compared them. He put it down in plain English.
What do you think about Ligeia and Rowena? Listen to the names.
Who would you rather be married to? LI-JAE-A? Or RO-WEEN-A.