The Scarlet Letter is about a woman named Hester Prynne who struggles with the weight of society after she commits adultery. Pearl, the daughter, does not fit into the Puritan society’s mold, and Mr Dimmesdale is struggling with guilt of not being able to reveal a great secret. One of the themes of this book is that something beautiful can come out of something bad. Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Pearl all represent the theme in their own ways. This theme means that if something bad happens, something good can come out of it, even if it takes a lot of time to happen.
The townspeople often despised Pearl, due to her being a representation of her mother's sin. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne describes Pearl as being a real life image as adultery. Hester is constantly reminded of her sin, just by seeing and raising Pearl everyday. Though Hester is reminded about her sin, she takes on the task of being a mother of Pearl. Hester loved Pearl, even though she had to go through a lot to keep her.
Edna said “She was trapped in motherhood.” She didn’t like the lifestyle she was given, she had lost the love for Leonce even though he was in love with her. This evidence into the theme which is people
Pearl states how she doesn 't care about her mother 's sin, and she is proud to be her mother 's child. In conclusion, Hester, Gov. Bellingham has been through enough painful punishments for her crime and needs Pearl for companionship and support. Hester was tormented and publicly humiliated for having Pearl and after going threw all that torment she deserves to keep her daughter Pearl. " But she named the infant "Pearl," as being of great price ,—purchased with all she had,— her mother 's only treasure!" ( Hawthorne, 73).
This can be seen when she fees free in a confined room, or how her weak heart sets her free from her husband through death. The author also sets up a subtle melancholy tone to the story that leaves the reader thinking and analyzing the sad events that occurred in the hour. She also use her tone to point out the cruelty idea of marriage at the time and how Mrs. Mallard thought it was a crime which left her powerless because she was a woman. Throughout this short story symbolism is quite clear. For example, when Mrs. Mallard is characterized with heart trouble.
Hester’s life as she once knew it is gone, and her only consolation is Pearl. Hester loves her daughter more than anything, but worries that because she had sinned, that the result would not be good. Hester sees many of her negative characteristics in Pearl, such as defiance and moodiness. Pearl is constantly causing mischief, causing Hester to wonder whether or not Pearl was a human child. Pearl knew she was an outcast and was treated as so by the other children and as an “imp of evil, emblem and product of sin, she had no right among christened infants” (53).
Little Women is a literary classic that is full of unique and complex characters, each with their own distinctive personalities. One of the more well known characters is Josephine “Jo” March. Jo is considered to be infamous due to her nasty animosity which she has difficulty controlling. Throughout the story, Jo struggles to handle this turbulent anger; an anger which causes her to make many mistakes. In chapter 8 of the novel, Jo’s anger leads her to make a mistake which not only affects her, but also her younger sister Amy.
In this conflicted relationship Hawthorne shows just how Hester 's sin (Pearl a representation of sin) will never go away. Just like how abigail is still tormenting Proctor after their affair. The principles explained by John Locke in his “Second Treatise of Government” are illustrated clearly by John Proctor and Hester Prynne, Characters who illustrate the coming
In the short story “The Necklace,” people get to experience a character with a several character flaws. The story is written by Guy de Maupassant, about a self-obsessed woman, Mathilde Loisel, and the problems she has to endure due to her own faults. She believes that she deserves more than what she already possesses and disagrees with anything or anyone that goes against her beliefs. Ultimately, Mathilde’s character is portrayed as ungrateful, cowardly, and insecure.
When embracing the need for individuality, it can often be problematic, as others tend to display great amounts of influence, leading to the potential want of conformity. One character in specific that plays a great role to the individuality of the young narrator is her mother. To the young girl, the stereotypical role of females was something she dreaded, as the work in the house was embraced as being dreary and uninteresting. Through the presence of the mother, it can be made clear that the young girl is being questioned for her individuality. Though she loves her mother, she also sees her as an ``enemy`` who is ruining her chances of participating in the duties separate from those of a female.
An antagonist is someone that’s supposed to make it harder on the protagonist to get what they want. In the book that person would obviously be Roger Chillingworth. He tries to make Hesters lovers life hard and in turn messes with her. But in the whole of the book Roger has personally messed with Hester once. The only person to constantly antagonize Hester is Pearl.
Receiving the scarlet letter changed every aspect of Hester’s life. Especially at the start of the story, the letter symbolized the solitude and great suffering Hester faced just because of a letter placed on her bosom. The “A” also depicted how no one viewed Hester the same way as before her peccant actions. “…she saw that, owing to the peculiar effect of this convex mirror, the scarlet letter was represented in exaggerated and gigantic proportions, so as to be greatly the most prominent feature of her appearance” (Hawthorne 109). The pejorative community Hester lived in never saw Hester as the beautiful, young woman she was, but now, as a horrible fiend.
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.
Initially, Miss Havisham was a prideful and youthful heiress rather than a heartbroken and reclusive woman. In other words, Miss Havisham was “a spoilt child… [who] was too haughty and too much in love to be advised by anyone” (Dickens, 222). Due to her pride and obstinacy, Miss Havisham is unable to perceive that Compeyson, her
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.