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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...
  • Pearl And Nature
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    One of the most complex and elaborate characters in The Scarlet Letter is Pearl, the misbegotten offspring of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Throughout the story Pearl, becomes quite the dynamic little individual, as well as an extremely important symbol- one who is constantly changing. Pearls involvement in the complex history of her parents inadvertently forced her to be viewed as different and is shunned because of her mothers sin. Pearl is a living scarlet letter to Hester, Dimmesdale ...
  • 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...
  • Dimmesdale And Pearl
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    The manifestations of truth and innocence in the character, Pearl, help support the overall effect of her being a mysterious creature that Nathaniel Hawthorne produced in The Scarlet Letter. This paradox of one person representing both innocence and also truth, which is the loss of innocence, gives Pearl special qualities and allows her to play a significant role. She is introduced in the beginning of the novel as the result of her mother, Hester's adulterous relations. She will continue to be t...
  • Dimmesdale's Soul
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    Arthur Dimmesdale's soul was jeopardized by Roger Chillingworth's intentions, which were to ruin him, but his only messiah, is Pearl. Dimmesdale must embrace Pearl as his daughter and publicly confess to be free from his self-inflicted torture. Arthur Dimmesdale's soul was placed in jeopardy since we first saw him. He foreshadowed to Hester Prynne about what the effect of her silence would do to him. He said, '; What can thy silence do for him, except it tempt him - yea, compel him, as it were -...
  • Dimmesdale And Hester
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    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter has many characters that go through several changes during the story. For example, the young minister Dimmesdale, who commits the sin of adultery with Hester, greatly changes. He is the character that makes the most progress in the story. Dimmesdale, being a minister, acts as a role model to the townspeople. He is the last person who should commit a crime and lie about it, but in the end, he confesses to the town. The fact that he did ...
  • Woman Of The Scarlet Letter And Pearl
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    In the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Pearl serves as the 'apple of Eden'; . She is plucked from the hands of God in heaven and sent to the mortal world as a baby 'to make out its [the scarlet letter's] hidden import'; (155), causing Prynne and Dimmesdale to face their consequences. Pearl functions in the story on three levels: as a real child, as a continuing symbol of Prynne and Dimmesdale's adultery, and as an allegorical figure sent to torment the sinners and direct their actions. On...
  • Dimmesdale's Character Throughout The Scarlet Letter
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    Changes of Reverend Dimmesdale's Character Throughout The Scarlet Letter "Life is hard, but accepting that fact makes it easier". this common phrase has been proven true in many people's lives, but is also a harsh fact that Boston's Rev. Dimmesdale, a key character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, had to face. In this story of deception and adultery set in the Puritan era, Hawthorne introduces Dimmesdale as a weak and cowardly man who refuses to take responsibility for his actions. Y...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 About The Scarlet Letter
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    Hester's daughter, Pearl, functions primarily as a symbol. She is quite young during most of the events of this novel-when Dimmesdale dies she is only seven years old-and her real importance lies in her ability to provoke the adult characters in the book. She asks them pointed questions and draws their attention, and the reader's, to the denied or overlooked truths of the adult world. In general, children in The Scarlet Letter are portrayed as more perceptive and more honest than adults, and Pea...
  • Last 3 Scaffold Scene 2
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    The Scarlet Letter The novel The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, had many various turning points. The most interesting to me were the ^3 scaffold scenes. ^2 Each had its own exciting moments. It kept the story moving. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses the ^3 scenes^2 as major turning points. In chronological order, the first ^3 scaffold scene^2 was what started the novel. The book opened right where Hester and Pearl were on the scaffold. In this scene, Hester and her baby are standing on ...
  • Dimmesdale And Hester
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    The Scarlet Letter involves many characters that go through several changes during the course of the story. In particular, the young minister Dimmesdale, who commits adultery with Hester, greatly changes. He is the moral blossom of the book, the character that makes the most progress for the better. It is true that Dimmesdale, being a minister, should be the role model of the townspeople. He is the last person who should commit such an awful crime and lie about it, but in the end, he confesses t...
  • Roger's Revenge On Dimmesdale
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    ST. AUGUSTINE PREP English Department Scarlet Letter Paper for Mrs. Deary The Scarlet Letter Oct. 19th, 1998 from Gregory Gilliland The Scarlet Letter 1.) a. On page 50, a description of how Hester Prynne appeared when she was led out of jail to face the public as part of her punishment. My impression of Hester if that she was a beautiful young woman, married to an old man who wasn't living with her for the past two years, and this led her to commit adultery. I believe that Hester realized this ...
  • Dimmesdale Beckons Hester And Pearl
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    A main theme of the work concerns that one should always speak the truth no matter how evil the sin. Keeping a sin concealed can destroy a person. This theme is evident through the story of Arthur Dimmesdale. For seven years, he cannot publicly admit his sin of adultery with Hester Prynne and that he is the father of her daughter, Pearl. His guilt destroys his health until he cannot take the shame anymore. Right before he dies, he announces in front of all of Boston on Election Day that he is Pe...
  • 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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