Pearl Prynne In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we are gathered here today to discuss the well-being of Pearl Prynne. A child who was born illegitimately to a woman, who is married, and a man who remains unknown. It is true that Hester’s husband has not been heard from in the past two years, but that is no excuse to have an affair with another man. However, we are not here to talk about Hester’s mistakes, we are here to discuss what is best for Pearl.
Pearl Prynne is known for her wild fits of rage. It is common for young children to act out, but the child should always face chastisement after their wrong doing. This help insure that the child learns to better behave. This is not the case for poor Pearl Prynne; Hester lets Pearl do as she pleases, and the …show more content…

Hester and Pearl do not regularly attend church. This takes away from Pearl’s spiritual growth. When Pearl was asked about her Heavenly Father, she said she had none. “He did not send me!’ Cried she, positively. ‘I have no Heavenly Father! (74).” Pearl even went so far as to tell the governor that she had not been made, instead she was picked off the rose bush by the prison. “… the child finally announced that she had not been made at all, but had been plucked by her mother off the bush of wild roses that grew by the prison-door (85).” Pearl has been denied the grace of God long enough. This child needs a family who will show her love through the arms of God.
Pearl Prynne has the potential to be a productive member of society, if only we give her the opportunity. Placing Pearl in a home with a loving Christian family can offer her opportunities that she will not have with her Hester. Children are the future; we must do everything we can in order to make sure that past mistakes do not repeat themselves. The only hope for the young and mischievous Pearl Prynne is for her to be placed in a secure home. A home where she will be punished for misbehavior, and will be taught the way of

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