What Does Pearl A Symbolize In The Scarlet Letter

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Throughout the book The Scarlet Letter, there are many cases of symbolism. One of the most prominent ones is the scarlet A on Hesters chest. The A was a symbol for adultery. Pearl was a symbol of the sin that Hester committed. Pearl is also a symbol of the sun between Hester and whatever his face is. but pearl was also the light of her life, the rare beauty. Chillingworth is a symbol for the karma one faces. Three of the main characters are symbols for something. The scarlet A on Hesters chest is one of the biggest, well known symbols throughout the book. It represents the sin of adultery that Hester committed. However, Dimmesdale also had one. The difference between his and hers was she wore hers with pride, embroidering it, while he wore his under his clothes, engraved in his skin. It can also be seen as a symbol of how something can manifest itself physically if you aren't open about it. However, the more obvious sin both Hester and Dimmesdale committed was adultery. …show more content…

She is the result of the sin that was committed by Hester and Dimmesdale. Throughout the story Pearl asks difficult questions to her mother. She also has a slight obsession with her mothers embroidered A on her clothes. Pearl acts as a constant reminder that she can never escape her sin as someone who has committed adultery. However, Hester loves her daughter so much. Since Pearl serves as that constant reminder and she loves her so much, it acts as a way to help show Hester, and readers of the book, that while they may have sinned, they can still love themselves and see the best in the sin that was committed. What's done is done and nothing can change that and that should be

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