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  • Relationship Between Hester And Pearl
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    One of the most complex and elaborate characters in The Scarlet Letter is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic individual, as well as an extremely important symbol- one who is constantly changing. Pearl is involved in a complex history, and as a result is viewed as different and is shunned because of her mothers sin. Pearl is a living Scarlet A to Hester, as well as the reader, acting as a constant reminder of Hesters si...
  • Character Pearl From The Scarlet Letter
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    Analysis of Pearl in Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Letter " One of the most significant writers of the romantic period in American literature was Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne wrote stories that opposed the ideas of Transcendentalism. Since he had ancestors of Puritan belief, Hawthorne wrote many stories about Puritan New England. His most famous story is the Scarlet Letter. This novel tells of the punishment of a woman, Hester Prynne, who committed adultery and gave birth to Pearl. A minister of Bo...
  • Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale And Roger Chillingsworth
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    The Sides of the Characters of the Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the book in the times of the puritans in the 1600's. The Characters of the book include Hester Prynne, Pearl, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingsworth. The first person I will talk about is Roger Chillingsworth, who is nice to the townspeople, Hester and Pearl. The other side of Chillingsworth shows him as an evil person, associated with the Devil. Here is a quote that explains how evil Roger is to Arthur Dimm...
  • Pearl And Hester
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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne and her daughter Pearl are isolated from society; this is shown by where they live, the action from people toward Pearl and Pearl's reaction, and finally the response of the community toward Hester's scarlet letter. Hester and Pearl are isolated by living so far out as they do. Pearl shows signs that she is brought up without a friend in the world but her mother. The response toward Hester's scarlet letter from the town's people show how ...
  • Scarlet Letter By The Time Hester
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    The child, Pearl, is 'a blessing and as a reminder of her sin. ' As if the scarlet A were not enough punishment there 'was a brat of that hellish breed' which would remind Hester of what happened in the past. The 'brat' could have been given away to Governor Bellingham yet Hester proclaimed that Pearl 'is my happiness! ... Ye shall not take her! I will die first!' Not a person in Boston, nor Hester herself thought highly of the little child and Hester refused to let Pearl go. Hester carried the ...
  • Hester's Human Form Of Her Scarlet Letter
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    The Scarlet letter is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The plot focuses on sin in the Puritan society. Hester Prynne, the protagonist, has an affair with Reverend Dimmesdale, which means they are adulterers and sinners. As a result, Pearl is born and Hester is forced to where the scarlet letter. Pearl is a unique character. She is Hester's human form of her scarlet letter, which constantly reminds her of her sin, yet at the same time, Pearl is a blessing to have since she represents the p...
  • Pearl's Purpose To Her Mother And Dimmesdale
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    Lai 1 The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, includes a variety of symbolism, which plays a significant role in the book. The most significant symbol in The Scarlet Letter is Hester Prynne's daughter, Pearl, whom Hester bore as a result of her sin of adultery. Hester "named the infant "Pearl" as being of great price, -purchased with all she had, -her mother's only treasure!" (Hawthorne 75) As a consequence for Hester's sin, she is forced to wear the letter "A", for adultery, on her ...
  • Scaffold Hester And Pearl
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    The Scaffold: Where Truth Preaches In the novel The Scarlet Letter, there are three occasions when the scaffold is used as a location of truth telling. The Scaffold is set apart in the middle of town, and upon it criminals are convicted. When the reader is first shown the scaffold in the novel, Hester is holding Pearl and she is being convicted of adultery, the second is when Dimmesdale goes upon the scaffold in the night and is joined by Hester and Pearl, and the third time is at the end when D...
  • Pearl
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    Terrell Johnson October 15, 2000 English Period 1 The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism. One of the symbols in the book is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl symbolizes a constant reminder of Hester's sins. She is a real, living breathing person who will always remind Hester of the sin that she committed. She would often constantly nag her mother and become obsessed with the scarlet 'A' which her mother wore. She is anything but a normal Puritan child. Pearl is so aware of this...
  • Pearl's Eyes The Scarlet Letter
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    A Character Analysis of the Many Facets of Pearl The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Pearl, the illegitimate daughter of Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. Throughout the novel Pearl develops into a dynamic symbol; one that is always changing. In the following essay, I will explore Hawthorne's symbolism of Pearl from birth, age three, and age seven. Also, I will attempt to disprove the ...
  • Pearl To The Scarlet Letter
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    Chapter Five: Hester at Her NeedleSummaryHester is released from prison and finds a cottage in the woods, near the outskirts of the city, to set up her new life. Hawthorne comments on the fact that she does not avail herself of the opportunity to escape to a new life without shame in some other city. He remarks that often people are irresistibly drawn to live near the place where a great has occurred. He further comments that even if that is not the reason, Hester may have been inclined to remai...
  • Hester's Feelings About Pearl
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    Pearl and the Spice of Life Really good salsa has lots of zesty vegetables and spices to make it good. But what if the spiciness of the salsa was taken away? It would just be tomato sauce. Pearl is the spice of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. If her character was not present, the book would have a completely different flavor. In his essay entitled "The Genius of The Scarlet Letter", Anthony Trollope states, "Pearl is miraculous, -speaking, acting, thinking like an elf, -and is therefo...
  • Pearl Stay With Hester
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    The Scarlet Letter By: Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter has four main characters, Hester Prynne, the woman accused of Adultery, Roger Chillingworth, Hester's husband from Amsterdam. They are still married and no one knows that they are. Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, the man who Hester committed the crime with, and Pearl. The story takes place in Boston, where Hester is accused of adultery and has to wear the letter A on her chest. Hester receives her punishment on a Scaffold. The Reverend Di...
  • Pearl The Appearance Of The Scarlet Letter
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    Symbolism is the practice of representing things by symbols. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a book of much symbolism. Set in 16th century New England, the book starts with the public punishment of Hester Prynne, a convicted adulterer. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Hester's illegitimate daughter, Pearl. Throughout the story, she develops into a dynamic symbol - one that is always changing. Pearl represents her mother's punishment, a rose, and the...
  • Much Symbolism The Scarlet Letter
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    The Scarlet Letter: Much Symbolism The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic symbol - one that is always changing. In the following essay, I will explore some of the symbolism which Pearl came to represent throughout the novel. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester, for her sins, received a scarlet letter,' A' which she had to wear upon her che...
  • One Final Way Pearl
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    The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Peal, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, developed into a dynamic symbol- one that is always changing. As the novel progresses, Pearl grows older, and it's easy for the reader to want to explore some of the symbolism which Pearl comes to represent throughout the novel. In the Scarlet Letter, Hester, for her sins, relieved a scarlet 'A' which she had to wear up...
  • Second Scaffold Scene Dimesdale
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    The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many things for symbolism and in my opinion the most symbolic were the scaffold scenes. There are a total of three scaffold scenes and each has its own purpose and meaning. Without the scaffold scenes this book would basically leave you clueless to what was really going on because the scaffold scenes really tell you what is going on and why. The first scaffold scene is basically an introduction to the whole book. You learn who all the main charters...
  • Hester And Dimmesdale
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    The story The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne this story takes place on puritan times, is about Hester Prynne who commits the act of adultery and has to b punished for her sin. Out of all the characters in the story, Hester suffers the most for one, she must wear the scarlet "A". Second her daughter Pearl behaves strangely and causes Hester much grief; and third, she loves the reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, but she is not able to be with him. Hester was punish by the town magistrates because ...
  • Negative As Hester's Scarlet Letter
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    Sometimes beauty is found in places as unexpected as a rosebush growing outside of a prison in a puritan colonial village. Pearl Prynne is an unearthly beautiful child with a with spirit born under unimaginably sinful conditions, all of which are somehow related to the ideas, actions, and views of others on Hester's punishment. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Pearl serves as Hester's living, breathing Scarlet letter. Pearl evokes the same emotion and reactions from the townspeople, ...
  • Characterization Of Pearl The Scarlet Letter
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    Characterization of Pearl The Scarlet Letter is a novel with much symbolism. Throughout the novel several characters represent other ideas. One of the most complex and misunderstood characters in the novel is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic symbol – one that is always changing. Although Pearl changes, she always symbolizes evil. Pearl symbolizes evil in the story by representing God's punishment of Hester's sin, symbolizing the gui...

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