What is the importance of the following quote from Chapter 7 of The Scarlet Letter: “Thou must gather thine own sunshine. I have none to give thee!” (That is, explain the importance of Hester's response to Pearl) 

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This passage from Chapter VII reminds the reader of the opening chapter with the Puritans standing outside the prison in their "sad-colored garments and grey steeple-crowned hats."  At any rate, this observation of Hester 's indicates the grey Puritan gloom under which she must live as a sinner ostracized from the community. Marginalized by her sin, Hester is forced to live in the shadows...

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