Analysis Of The Book ' The Scarlet Letter ' Essay

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In Hawthorne’s book The Scarlet Letter, Pearl is one of the main characters. Pearl is the daughter of Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, although; we do not know for sure he is the father for most of the book. Pearl is a peculiar child, to the point that the town actually considers taking her away from her mother, assuming the only explanation for a child to be so odd would be from the mother’s way of raising her. Honestly though, even Pearl worries about her daughters weird personality on more occasion than one. An example of this is how little Pearl reacts, at different times, around Reverend Dimmesdale. Pearl is thought of as a symbol of Hester and Arthur’s affair, and the way she behaves around him shows that Pearl knows more than she is being told.
Hester decided to name her daughter Pearl. “But she named her the infant “Pearl.” As being of great price,-- purchased with all she had,--he mother’s only treasure!”(Pg.82) But as a real pearl wound be, Pearl was very beautiful. Although Hester dressed herself in less fashion than she did people she made clothes for, she dressed her little Pearl to her best. Pearl might have been beautiful, but she certainly had a personality of her own. Pearl was an off-beat child. Pearl never really had the chance to laugh and play with the other children since her and her mother were ostracized from the town. She did not mind though. If the children did try to come around Pearl she would throw rocks at them and make noises that…

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