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  • Pearl In The Scarlet Letter

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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

  • Pearl : Letter, And Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter

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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

  • Pearl Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter

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    Pearl is an evident symbol that sends multiple messages in the book. In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne symbolism is quite evident throughout the text. In the case of Pearl, Hester's Daughter, she symbolizes many things in the text. Pearl forces Hester to deal with her sin and learn to cope with the consequences she faces resulting from what she did. Pearl helps send the message of the importance of forgiveness and consequences. She symbolizes the sin that Hester has committed

  • Symbolism Of Pearl In Scarlet Letter

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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

  • Scarlet Letter Pearl Symbolism

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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

  • The Scarlet Letter And The Making Of A Pearl

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    Sarah Thompson Mr. Carter English III 7 November 2017 The Scarlet Letter and the Making of a Pearl Every pearl begins as a dangerous and harsh intrusion into life. A piece of dirt is inserted into an oyster’s environment where it doesn’t belong. The oyster can either respond by dying, or by accepting and surrounding the sand with care. With continual care, the oyster turns the small speck of dirt into a beautiful pearl. The Scarlet Letter is a story of how one woman takes a scandalous event and rather

  • Pearl Symbolism In Scarlet Letter

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    The Scarlet Letter can be interpreted in many ways and each and every person’s opinion might differ from another. Many objects are considered symbols throughout the book and all of them build up to the climax of the story. The biggest and most prominent symbol in the Scarlet Letter, in my own opinion, was Pearl. Pearl is the best symbol in the book because she is the living, breathing reason of Hester Prynne’s and Arthur Dimmesdale’s hidden romance, that led to pain, torture, and eventually death

  • Examples Of Pearl In The Scarlet Letter

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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

  • Theme Of Pearl In The Scarlet Letter

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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 (“ 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

  • Summary Of The Scarlet Letter Pearl

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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter Pearl, being the result of Hester’s crime of adultery, is illustrated as more than just a child originating from a night of sin. Pearl’s existence serves a dual purpose, most significantly in her mother’s life; one being a burdensome reminder and the other a guiding savior. Pearl embodies Hester’s sin while at the same time she repels the evil that lurks within society. Hester experiences moments of misery as Pearl personifies the sin that haunts them