Interpreting Pearl's Character In The Scarlett Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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She sees the terrible state that Mr. Dimmsdale is in and she knows how the situation has altered his personality. She feels that she owes him a lot since they will always be connected by their daughter, Pearl. Pearl is now 7 years old and with each year that has past, Hester has learned to embrace the scarlet “A” that lies on her chest. The townspeople no longer look at the “A” with shock and horror but instead, they treat her as though she is normal again. Hester gives food and clothing to those in need even if they don’t want to receive it. She becomes content with the life she has created and becomes a sister to all of mankind. Because of Hester’s kindness to others, soon people refused to interpret the “A” on her chest for adultery,
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