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Isolation In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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Pearl does not fit in with the other child in the community. She is described to be devilish. Similar to her mother, Pearl is isolated as an individual in the community. She is aware of her isolation, and senses that the isolation of both her and her mother have a relation to the scarlet letter. As Pearl asks Hester to explain the scarlet letter, Hester thinks that Pearl is completely controlled by an evil spirit. But, it is the secrets covering Hester’s sins that make Pearl curious. The more Hester hides the truth, the more Pearl will want to know, and once Pearl finds out, she will be hurt. Hiding the truth is not a solution, instead, facing the problem would have a greater chance of solving the problem, getting less people involved, and
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