Scarlet Letter Pearl's Baby Symbol

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Pearl, Hester’s baby is a symbol. Pearl is a living representation of her mother’s scarlet letter. In many eyes, Pearl is seen as a punishment, but to Hester she is a blessing. Hester is very depressed and if Pearl wasn’t there, Hester probably would not be alive. Pearl is what keeps her going. It isn’t until Dimmesdale is revealed to be Pearl 's father that she is considered human, and was only merely a symbol to a mystery before.
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