"The great scene of grief, in which the wild infant bore a part had developed all her sympathies; and as her tears fell upon her father 's cheek, they were the pledge that she would grow up amid human joy and sorrow, nor forever do battle with the world, but be a woman in it. Towards her mother, too, Pearl 's errand as a messenger of anguish was fulfilled (229). " Before this scene, Prynne had some idea of who her father was, but was never able to confirm her belief. When both Prynne and Dimmesdale are on the scaffold and he asks her to kiss him, when she completes the action and kisses him this completes Prynne and brings her into harmony. This is because she now officially knows who her father is and she will not have to fight against people who shame her for not having a father in her life.
She names her daughter Pearl. But then comes Chillingworth which causes some conflict. Hester has come to love Dimmesdale and doesn't know wether to stay with Chillingworth or run away with Dimmesdale and Pearl. Hesters adultery and wearing of the scarlet letter affects Pearl because she is born from sin, she has no father figure, and she is isolated. Hesters adultery and wearing of the scarlet letter affects Pearl by
The final aspect of love in the novel is one of the importance and connection to family. The humiliation and contempt they all felt brought them closer together as they did not want to witness any of their suffering. Pearl’s reaction to her father’s death exemplifies the depth and strength of their connection. The narrator describes their final moments by saying “Pearl kissed his lips. A spell was broken.
Within “Scars” the grandmother tells the young girl many wise-tales with morbid endings do to young girls misbehaviors (Tan 42-43). The stories forever leave impressions on the young girl, who grows to follow her grandmother’s stories out of fear of the grotesque punishments which followed the misbehavior in the stories. The superstitions appear within “The Red Candle” also. The narrator retells, “‘I had a dream… our ancestors came to me and said they wanted to see our wedding… They shouted that the marriage was doomed!”
In Sophocles’ play Antigone, Antigone is punished for burying her dead brother’s body by being buried alive. Antigone gives an emotional speech in which she laments the loss of her youth and her future of marriage and motherhood. In this speech, she employs rhetorical devices like pathos, foreshadowing and extended metaphor. In an attempt to coerce Creon to refrain from burying herself alive, Antigone utilizes the rhetorical device, pathos.
He said He would defeat death and did, humanity is freed from sin. God is loving and all powerful, though many non-Christians do not see Him this way. The truth is that Jesus’ suffering, the Crucifixion, is God’s way of still being loving but also taking care of a major issue. He suffers so that we can see him again in Heaven. God is just so he abolishes sin without harming His children, only
Mrs. Putnam is telling the jury “You think it God’s work you should never lose a child, nor a grandchild either, and I burry all but one?” (Miller, 152) Ann is so jealous that she accuses goody nurse of witchcraft because she thinks Mrs. Putnam put a spell on her not to have kids. Mr. Putnam later says “When Reverend Hale comes; you will proceed to look for signs of witchcraft here.” (Miller, 152)
The Scarlet Letter written by author Nathaniel Hawthorne is an American novel based on sin and the act of Adultery. This novel is based on the early days of the Massachusetts colony and shows how differently crimes are approached then from now. Hester Prynne commits the unfaithful crime of Adultery and not only does she have to serve for her punishment, but her daughter serves for it as well. Pearl, the symbol of an act of forbidden love and passion has to live with being the reminder of her mother 's misconduct for her entire life. Growing up in a small town with her reputation, it is hard for Pearl to have any kind of normality in her life.
I fear it is. And yet, methinks, it should not, 30For he hath still been tried a holy man. With that, she downs the whole vial. Her poor nurse finds her first and calls her parents in to see their dead daughter.
This emotion causes people to do all sorts of things that they might regret later on as portrayed in Louisa May Alcott’s Novel, “Little Women”. After Josephine ignored her sister Amy for burning her book, both sisters felt awful for what they did. Theodore Laurence implored Margaret for forgiveness because he pulled a harsh prank that hurt her. Mr. Laurence regretted not having a good relationship with his son because of a silly fight that drifted the family apart. This feeling of regret teaches a person to learn, grow and flourish into a stable, patient
An-Mei’s mother taught her that she has to swallow her tears, to conceal her pain, and distrust others. After An-Mei’s mother’s death, she learned to stand up for what is right. During the funeral, An-Mei crushed the fake pearls that the Second Wife gave to An-Mei’s mother. Ying-Ying lost the control on her life when she married an American man. She redeemed her control of life after talking to Lena.
Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth all have sinned, although the question remains at the end of the book, has God forgiven the characters? Hawthorne writes where each side can be defended with points but the forgiven side exceeds the unforgiven. Whether or not from a biblical standpoint or an allegorical standpoint, there are a few signs in which the answer can be concluded. With all outlooks on the book and the story that it tells, they are forgiven.
Love is an emotion that has been the known root of many conflicts, but it is also an action that has produced many wondrous things. The concept of love in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter, is no different. At times, it generates animosity, yet, at other times, it evokes a sense of oneness. Love, as both an action, and an emotion, serves as a catalyst that elicits sinful acts, the uptaking of responsibility, as well as drives sacrifice. Love, in the form of an emotion, can be a powerful, driving force, in one’s decision making.
Triads of Characters and Theme Author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter with a handful of characters and symbolic objects that truly influence the theme of this novel. Many important pairings and triads are involved through Chapter 8 of his novel, but perhaps the most important of the inventory of well connected triads is the one which relates to the theme of the novel. The triad of Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and Pearl best helps the reader comprehend Hawthorne’s theme of sin.
In The Scarlet Letter, Pearl is a very important character and she symbolizes a lot. Pearl is also very smart. She figures out before many of the adults in the town, that Dimmesdale is her father. Pearl also has a big imagination. She when she plays alone, she can turn anything as simple as a stick or a rock into something aminated, and something she play with.