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Sometimes beauty is found in places as unexpected as a rosebush growing outside of a prison in a puritan colonial village Pearl Prynne is an unearthly beautiful child with a wild spirit born under unimaginably sinful conditions all of which are somehow related to the ideas actions and views of others on Hesters punishment In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter Pearl serves as Hesters living breathing Scarlet letterPearl evokes the same emotion and reactions from the townspeople as does the scarlet letter The people look at the slight sense of pride Hester has in her letter in the same way they look at the way Hester lets Pearl do whatever she wants They feel Hester isnt fit to raise the child The extremity of gossip from the females of the village in the beginning of the book is only matched by the amount that Pearls wild attitude stirs up later on Hesters A is the example for all of what sin is The A makes Hester much avoided and the parents tell their children to watch out for her Theses same parents say the same things to their kids about avoiding Pearl who is infamous for her uncontrollable behavior with her peers and other adults Just as infamous as Hesters A for the wild sinful actions it Like Hesters scarlet letter Pearl shows extreme beauty in a form that is not traditional positive tame or fully accepted When Hester crafts the A that she has to wear on her chest She uses a deep passionate shade of red and embroiders it very intricately with bright gold thread The A was meant to mark Hester in a negative manor its purpose is to let everyone know that Hester is a sinner Hester takes something extremely negative and makes it appear as passionately beautiful Hawthorne portrays Pearl in a very detailed specific manor meant to put emphasis on the similarities between Pearl and the A She is
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