The Character Of Pearl In Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Letter'

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Hester Prynne as everyone knows has committed some pretty horrendous crimes. But taking away her child Pearl is an unacceptable punishment Hester does not deserve. Hester should keep Pearl because if she doesn 't Pearl might be abused by her new family, Pearl needs her birth mother and Hester has been through a lot of pain and punishments for her crimes and needs Pearl for support and companionship. So before you Gov. Bellingham take Pearl away take into account what has been said here today. I feel that Pearl should stay with her mother Hester for these reasons that will be described in detail in the following paragraphs. Therefore, Gov. Bellingham a consequence of taking Pearl away from her mother…show more content…
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). Hester is saying her love for her daughter Pearl is the greatest treasure that she would not change for anything in the world. No matter what the townspeople say Hester loves Pearl. I feel that the previous paragraphs state my opinion of why Hester should keep Pearl. So it is your choice, Gov. Bellingham, to decide whether you will do the right thing or the wrong. Will you let Hester keep Pearl or will you take away her baby girl. This letter you are reading before you today I hope made you think about the

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