Scarlet Letter Truth Quotes

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The Acquittance of the Truth During the first trial, Hester stood on the wooden,sorrowful scaffold as she faced the crowd in the sweltering heat of midday. In an attempt to hide some part of herself she held her infine ,Pearl, with a certain closeness to her bosom. As Hester stood alone on the scaffold with her sin, Dimmesdale ,her lover, scoured on the balcony over her. Lastly, the future of that Little Pearl is held in the following quote. In Luke chapter 8 verse 17, “All that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.” This means that all sin that has been a clandestine will eventually be revealed. The meaning behind this quote can be observed in the …show more content…

Hawthorne wrote, “In all her intercourse with society. . .there was nothing that made her feel as if she belonged to it. Every gesture, every word, and even the silence. . .often expressed, that she was banished”(69). Pearl and Hester were given unsightly glances and even called names. The people of the town often feared the letter. They would push Hester and Pearl away as if they were some type of witch like personages. Throughout the story, Hester frequently hides behind Pearl instead of facing the bullying head on. Rather than just facing the people head on she just overlooks them. To make matters worse, she doesn't stop Pearl from naively fighting for her. She decided to live on the very outskirts of town in a small,old cottage. She did so in order to distance herself and Pearl from society. Not only was Pearl rejected by society, but she also pushed away any possible friends by her …show more content…

Dimmsdale rejected Pearl multiple times, twice on the scaffold and again on several other occasions publicly. Hester had even rejected Pearl from Dimmsdale three times, once on the scaffold, again at home, and lastly in the forest. Hawthorne states “The world’s law was no law for her mind”(128). Hawthorne is showing that Hester didn’t care about the world's law. That maybe the world's law didn’t apply to her because she was in her own world. Each time Dimmsdale and Hester rejected Pearl from acceptance they also rejected her from her freedom. Hester and Dimmesdale's actions have caused their daughter to suffer a past an abundance worse than them. Chillingworth says, “ ‘Live, therefore, and bear about thy doom with thee ,in the eyes of men and women, . . .child! And, that thou mayest live’ ”(61). Hawthorne is revealing the main theme, if they shall confess then they can be free! Moreover, the late chapters of the novel the Scarlet Letter, Pearl is finally set

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