Pearl Anent Nature In The Scarlet Letter

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The natural fixtures of the forest, specifically the brook, reflect the internal disposition of Pearl anent nature. While Hester, Pearls mother, and Dimmesdale are in the forest, Hester looks over to see her daughter reflected in the brook, “Just where she had paused, the brook chanced to form a pool so smooth and quiet that it reflected a perfect image of her little figure, with all the brilliant picturesqueness of her beauty, in its adornment of flowers and wreathed foliage, but more refined and spiritualized than the reality. This image, so nearly identical with the living Pearl, seemed to communicate somewhat of its own shadowy and intangible quality to the child herself.” (Hawthorne 133) The reflection shown is not situated on Pearl’s
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