The authors tone in the first four chapters he exemplifies enigmatical examples. Some examples of this are he uses a mysterious view of the setting. We do not know who the father is to her baby; his language is very complex and mysterious to how he writes it.
One example of the setting is he gives it a dark and gloomy and lonesome start to the book. This is excerpt from the book: “Certain it is that, some fifteen or twenty years after the settlement of the town, the wooden jail was already marked with weather-stains and other indications of age, which gave a yet darker aspect to its beetle-browed and gloomy front.” In this paragraph it explains the darkness that the jailhouse is assumed to be. From my prior reading of the first four chapters the setting sets a gothic tone of deep and dark desires between the author and the reader.
Another example that he uses is the mystery of Esther Prynne baby dad. Since we know that she had the baby while not being married she is considered a loose woman. Not knowing the father is a big mystery because she doesn’t say who it is. She hides the father’s identity. An example of this in the book is: “she hath raised a great scandal, I promise you, in godly Master Dimmesdale’s church”. I think the author does this because he wants us to guess who the dad is and make us pay more attention to the characters that are presented in this book.
And finally the author presents a mysterious language when he presents his way that the story is told. He tells the story in a narrative and 3rd person point of view. We get the main characters’ and the world view on her. This brings a more higher learning and thinking when it comes to reading the book. I think he wrote it so we can determine our own point of view or a way to test people’s way of thinking when reading a complex book like this.
In conclusion the author’s tone he uses is very enigmatical. He brings mystery and descriptive examples of how he feels. He...