In one specific incident when Pearl was a baby she reached up smiling to touch the scarlet letter on Hester's dress as she stooped over her cradle. This gesture by the baby mortified Hester because of Pearl's innocent recognition of the underlying meaning of the letter on her chest... Showed first 250 characters
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It seemed as if Pearl unknowingly antagonized her mother by constantly reminding her of the "fatal token" (Hawthorne 67). "From that epoch, except when the child was asleep, Hester had never felt a moment's safety; not a moment's calm enjoyment of her" (Hawthorne 67)... Showed next 250 characters
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The Scarlet Letter - Chapter 19
Pearl moves very slowly toward them, trying to discern her parents' relationship. Dimmesdale senses her hesitation and puts his hand once again over his heart...
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The Scarlet Letter
In The Scarlet Letter, the Puritans forced Hester to wear a scarlet letter "A" across for her chest, for the crime of adultery. The punishment continued as Hester was treated as outcast and mocked by the town...
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Pearl As A Symbol
demon like traits. She is also the only living symblol of the scarlet letter "A". In another way Pearl also makes a uniwue connection between Dimmsdale and Hester...
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Scarlet Letter Essay
Hester impresses her feelings of guilt onto Pearl, the reminder of her sin. Pearl has always had an attachment to the scarlet letter on her motherís bosom...
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In The Scarlet Letter, Hester, for her sins, received a scarlet letter, "A" which she had to wear upon her chest. This was the Puritan way of treating her as a criminal, for the crime of adultery...
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The Scarlet Letter: Much Symbolism
The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex
and misunderstood symbols in the book is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne...
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In the novel The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorn Hester's daughter, Pearl, functions primarily as a symbol. She is quite young during most of the events of this novel; at the beginning
she is only a infant then we return to her at three and finally at seven...