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    The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne focuses more on the symbolic meaning than on characterization. The Scarlet Letter revolves around the themes of sin, guilt and redemption, which are conceptualized through an adulterous life story in Massachusetts. Adultery is expressed in a means, which is not only psychologically disturbing but also reflects upon understanding of the human heart. Hester Prynne is an adulteress who is forced to wear a scarlet letter A on her gown according to Puritan

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    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 Boston, Arthur Dimmesdale, had an affair with Hester while believing that her husband, Roger Chillingworth, had died. However, Chillingworth did not die and appears during the early stages of Hester 's punishment. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the character of Pearl in the Scarlet Letter. Her

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    The Scarlet Letter Pearl

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    A pearl, even though it has piercing beauty, is created by a less beautiful process. Pearls form as an oyster reacts to a parasitic invasion inside the creature by coating it with a fluid to neutralize any threat. New layers of this fluid are constantly covering the old ones until a beautiful Pearl is created. The creation of the pearl relates Nathaniel Hawthorne’s character, Pearl, in the novel The Scarlet Letter. Pearl, being created as a product, exemplifies this message as she still goes on to

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    In the scarlet letter, Pearl is a symbol of an act of love and passion, an act that is also adultery, as well as her father’s mistakes. She is also what the Puritan’s cannot understand. She is the natural law unleashed, the freedom of the law. The story starts in the seventeenth century Boston in a Puritan settlement. A young Hester Prynne is led to the scaffold, along with her newborn Pearl, and the scarlet letter A on her chest. As Hester is standing on the scaffold, we learn that she is being

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    In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne builds Pearl as a character of duality, both in her personality and in the role she plays in Hester’s life. Pearl’s conflicting personality components of innocence and defiance both derive from her isolation from society, which transpired because of her mother’s sin. Pearl represents the conflict between everything good and dark, which reflects in the role she plays in Hester’s life, as the physical embodiment of the “A.” While Pearl serves as a savior

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    Pearl Out of the sinful act that Hester commits, she receives a baby girl from God, Pearl. Pearl is represented in both positive and negative ways. She is often distracted by the beauty of nature throughout the novel. In the Scarlet Letter, Pearl represents the guilt and shame that Hester has to live with, the only “treasure” Hester receives in her life, and mirror image of the person her mother is through her actions and behaviors. Pearl was basically Hester Prynne's life and kept her going through

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    The novel “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne was published in the 1850s, and takes place in the Boston, Massachusetts area during the 17th Century when Puritans were the main population. Hester Prynne, is accused of committing adultery and is forced to wear a scarlet A against her chest and care for Pearl, Her daughter who is born from the tryst. In the beginning of the novel, both Pearl and the Letter are introduced at the same time aspressed against Hester’s chest. Though she chooses to

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    In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne characterizes Pearl with contrasting personalities and roles she plays in Hester’s life. Pearl’s conflicting personality components, innocence and defiance, both derive from her isolation from society, which transpired because of her mother’s sin. Pearl represents the conflict between everything good and dark, which reflects in the role she plays in Hester’s life, as the physical embodiment of the A. While Pearl serves as a savior to Hester, representing

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    Pearl is the physical and living embodiment of the sin committed by Hester and Dimmesdale. The name “Pearl” seems almost as a misnomer due to the sinful and shameful roots of the child. Similar to Jesus’ parable in the Bible in which a pearl is bought at a “great price,” to Hester, her child represents all that she had to give. The narrator even goes on to characterize her as “the living hieroglyphic” (page 188) of a broken law. Pearl’s existence as a living symbol of the scarlet letter persistently

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    Throughout the story, Pearl acts both as the conscience of Hester, and the representation of wild innocence yet unmarred by sin and guilt; it is this dual nature that makes Pearl the most influential and important character in The Scarlet Letter, a classic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The theme of the story is the same as Numbers 32:23 (“...be sure your sin will find you out”) and Galatians 6:7 (“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap...”), being

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