Pearl Prynne Reputation Of Pearl

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Register to read the introduction…Yet by the end of the book, she seems to have gone on to lead a normal life. She is very incompatible with the rest of the children her age. She is out of harmony with the other children for a few reasons: one reason is that she inherited all of her mother 's passion during conception. Another reason is that a great law is broken the moment she is conceived. The final reason is that her father did not claim her as his daughter until the end of the book.
A great law was broken the moment Prynne was conceived by her mother. “In giving her existence a great law had been broken; and the result was a being whose elements were perhaps beautiful and brilliant, but all in disorder, or with an order peculiar to themselves, amidst which the point of variety and arrangement was difficult or impossible to be discovered” (82). Hester Prynne, Pearl Prynne’s mother, broke a big law by having sex outside of marriage. This causes Prynne to fall out of harmony because she is a product of sin, making her disordered because she wasn’t conceived out of “normal” circumstances. If she were born from a married couple, she might not be so out of order with the
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The mother 's impassioned state had been the medium through which were transmitted to the unborn infant the rays of its moral life; and, however white and clear originally, they had taken the deep stains of crimson and gold, the fiery lustre, the black shadow, and the untempered light of the intervening substance. (82)
While Prynne was being conceived, she inherited all of the emotion that her mother was expressing at that moment. This causes Prynne to act like a wildflower throughout the book, constantly starting fights or saying that she has no father. Prynne did not only inherit her mother 's passion, she inherited her ignominy as well. Because of this, Prynne cannot connect with the other children, just like how her mother cannot connect with the other people in
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"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.
Pearl Prynne is out of harmony with the other children in the town because she inherited all of her mother 's passion during conception, a great law is broken the moment she is conceived, and her father did not claim her until the end of the book. This takes away her ability to connect with the world or to have any real friends except her mother. Prynne only changes from her normally wild self after she kisses her father at the end of the book when he finally tells the world that she is his daughter. After the kiss, Prynne receives her harmony and is able to
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