Analysis Of The Book ' The Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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With Hester, Dimmesdale can finally be true and live a real life. Dimmesdale describes his time with Hester with “‘Do I feel joy again?’ cried he, wondering at himself” (167). Joy, the greatest feeling in a human’s life. Without joy, life is meaningless. Dimmesdale finally feels true. Unity also brings about more changes in Hester. The long standing symbol of sin which has weighted down Hester for so long is finally tossed off. Hester feels, “the stigma gone, Hester heaved a long, deep sigh, in which the burden of shame and anguish departed from her spirit” (167). With shame and anguish, two plagues of emotion existence wiped, Hester also feels alive, just like Dimmesdale. The couple was made to be together in God’s eye. And thus, sunlight illuminates the two. Hawthorne does not forget to mention Pearl. Pearl is compared to the creatures of the forest as wild. The wilderness in her spirit unites her with the animals.
Pearl, because of the wilderness symbolizes the freedom Hester has always needed to achieve. Hester, weighted down by the guilt of the scarlet letter finally throws the symbolism away and unifies with her daughter. Pearl symbolizes a journey of childhood wilderness and freedom. Nymph and little druid are words used to describe Pearl. And, those words are commonly associated with more Greek symbolisms, away from God. At the same time however, Pearl is the most unlikeable character. A nonsensical character of wilderness yet responsibility.…

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