The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Essay

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Hester and Arthur sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G, first comes love, then comes marriage... PSYCH ...just a baby in a baby carriage. It was the affair of the century an it ain’t no mystery. Baby daddy Dimsdale was really looking kind of pale, along came Pearl his precious baby girl. When his true love Prynne was convicted of her sin lucky ole’ Chillingworth gave birth, a plot of revenge he said that would out do eerie Stonehenge. Pearl was the Earl of Duality messing with the puritan’s mentality, but Nathaniel Hawthorne was ready to adorn and didn’t fall short with his report. In all seriousness though, Pearl was favored in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s eyes and in his novel “The Scarlet Letter”. Hawthorne writes very fondly of his beloved Pearl, his, “sweet moral blossom”. While the very real puritan society despises young Pearl. Creating this duality of character paves the road for a copious amount of contradictions. None the less, Hawthorne uses symbolism throughout his novel to distinguish his views of Pearl verses the Puritan’s strict views. The seventh commandment in the Bible is “Thou shalt not commit adultery”, and Hawthorne clearly had a facetious sense of humor. Unfortunately infant Pearl was born into a Puritan society in early Boston Massachusetts. A child born of sin and Hester Prynne had to bare it, “She clutched the child so fiercely to her breast, that it sent forth a cry; she turned her eyes downward at the scarlet letter, and even touched it with her finger, to…

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