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Scarlet Letter Persuasive Essay

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“When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.” Such weighty words, from Shakespeare, (-King Lear) perfectly illustrate the world we experience. Shrieking, ear-splitting, squeals are echoed throughout history from the lips of the conceived due to the ill-advised, nefarious, and reprehensible air they inevitably breathe in. Some arrive through joy others in vain. Unfortunately, the latter is how Pearl has unclosed her eyes to such a world. After time and time again, the only question remaining is what must be done to the innocent child of an adulterous mother, Hester Prynne. It is without question acknowledged by all the people of Boston that Pearl is the progeny of Hester; however some believe Hester should not hand over the precious offspring, while other doubters believe Hester should toss out a sin personified Pearl. It is essential that Hester does not betray the descendant because it’s providence, promotive, and purifying. The first reason Hester must not give away her one and only child is because it’s providence. “God gave me the Child” uttering these words to doubting conspirators, Hester understands the Creator’s gift. Living in…show more content…
Pearls are priceless treasures with great value and Hester understands this character within Pearl. “She is my happiness, she is my torture, none the less! Pearl keeps me here in life! Pearl punishes me too! See ye not, she is the scarlet letter, only capable of being loved, and so endowed with a million-fold the power of retribution for my sin? Ye shall not take her! I will die first.” Such words are bellowed out from Hester’s blubbering lips because Hester adores her Pearl. Unlike a flower that embraces the light but shuns the darkness, Hester will embrace Pearl no matter how much agony, guilty, or condemnation keeping the innocent child might bring. Since Pearl is, “the Fruit of the womb a reward.” (Psalm
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