Pearl In The Scarlet Letter Quotes

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In the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Pearl starts of as a secondary character as the novel progresses Pearl becomes significant to many of the key events of the story. Some examples of this are the scene in the scaffold at night, when Hester meets Dimmsdale in the woods, and when she makes the connection about the letter in her mother's bosom and the reason why the minister holds his hand on his chest. Pearl is a very intuitive, smart, wild and clever child; and at her young age is impressive how this child knows who to trust. She is acts as Hester's conscience as the novel progresses in many ways. Pearl is a very intuitive character making her more interesting. When we read about Chillingworth's and Dimmsdale's conversation in the cemetery Pearl and Hester were in that scene. What caught the attention of some readers is when Pearl tells Hester "Come away, mother! Come away, or yonder old Black Man will …show more content…

He hath got hold of the minister already. Come away, mother, or he will catch you! But he cannot catch little Pearl!" in that quote Peal in a way is warning Hester to get away from the danger that is Chillingworth. She is also saying that they must get away before he catches them like he did with the minister who he mentally tortures after he find out that he is Pearl's father. In many occasions we can see that she does not trust the minister at all one is the scene in the scaffold where she asks him "'But wilt thou promise,' asked Pearl, 'to take my hand, and mother's hand, to-morrow noontide?'" and the minister says that he cannot do it she takes her hand away from the ministers hands . Another occasion is when Hester tries to make Pearl bond with Dimmsdale she approaches him slowly and stays on the other side of the brook. She refuses to come near Hester and Dimmsdale until Hester puts on the Scarlett Letter

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