Hester Prynne And Pearl In Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

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The characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, are quite complex and can be onerous. After reading from other sources about Hester Prynne and Pearl; I soon began to understand them a bit better. The way they acted, spoke, decisions and choices that were made. It became easier to understand what influenced these choices or decisions. Unquestionably, one thing that had a significant impact on Hester Prynne was her punishment for adultery; having to wear the scarlet letter A. This also made an impact on how Hester mothered Pearl. Pearl was also impacted by her mother having to wear the A. The character of Hester Prynne is quite complex. Her character is influenced and impacted significantly because of her punishment of having to wear the scarlet letter. It has also made an impact on her daughter Pearl as well. Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne goes under some remarkable changes with…show more content…
After reading sources to better understand the personalities of Hester Prynne and Pearl; I learned that Hester’s punishment of having to wear the scarlet letter A had the most significant influence and impact on Hester and Pearl. It changed Hester’s personality quite a bit; she became less outspoken and unpredictable and more mothery because she had to raise Pearl. Pearl’s personality was very similar to Hester’s, outspoken and unpredictable. Hester raises Pearl well and Pearl begins to learn how to act properly. The Puritan community outcasted Hester and Pearl. This made Hester view her daughter Pearl as evil because she was born out of wedlock and the Puritans of the community made sure Hester knew the shame of Pearl’s origin. This also made Hester a stronger person because she realized that this was a lesson she could teach to Pearl so that she would not repeat what her mother did. When Hester came to this realization, she became a better woman for herself and
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