Hester And Pearl In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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Through all the conflicts of The Scarlet Letter, Hester is put through many hardships which she must learn to overcome, but when the Puritan Community threatens to take away her child she is put in an unrighteous position. Hester definitely deserves to be able to keep her daughter Pearl because they are each a lesson for each other, she keeps Hester from going insane, and taking her away, in a way, would be saying God made a mistake. As the novel progresses, Hester and Pearl use each other to help one another get through unfortunate conflicts which results in a mutually beneficial lesson. Having Pearl around Hester serves as a bittersweet reminder of the scarlet letter brazen on her bosom, always reminiscing her of her false step in the past of committing…show more content…
Pearl is the only one in the novel who does not give Hester the cold-shoulder and tries to protect, even the younger children who do not understand give Hester the cold-shoulder or bother her shown on page ninety-two when the children of the Puritan Community irk, ““Behold verily, there is the women of the scarlet letter; and, of a truth, moreover, there is the likeness of the scarlet letter running along by her side! Come, therefore, and let us fling mud at them!”... She screamed and shouted, too, with a terrific volume of sound, which doubtless caused the hearts of the fugitive to quake within them. The victory accomplished, Pearl returned quietly to her mother, and looked up smiling into her face.”. But also, Pearl is the only one keeping Hester alive, without her she would want to die proven on page one hundred five when Hester had a small quarrel with Mistress Hibbins and said, “I must tarry at home, and keep watch over my little Pearl. Had they taken her from me, I would willingly have gone with thee into the forest, and signed my name in the Black Man’s book too, and that with mine own
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