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After putting her finger in her mouth with many ungracious refusals to answer good Mr Wilsons question the child finally announced that she had not been made at all but had been plucked by her mother off the bush of wild roses that grew by the prison- door Hawthorne 76 Pearl feels a connection to the rose because she is like a rose A rose grows from something dirty and ugly yet very natural This is Hester and Dimmesdale Their relationship is something very sinful and dirty in a sense However it is natural because they love and know each other Pearl came form a sinful relationship but like a rose she grew into something exquisite A rose is pretty but it has its ugly side to it Every rose has its thorn and so does Pearl From far away she looks pretty and delicate and her thorns hide under leaves but once one touches her and takes away the leaves it reveals the true ugly side to her The thorns are her parents sins and lies It is not until those sins and lies are confessed can the leaves be taken away The thorns also show the wild nature to Pearl When Dimmesdale confesses that he is the father to her and that he loves Hester Pearls thorns come off and she becomes human or just a typical flower whether the elf child had gone thus untimely to a maiden grave or whether her wild rich nature had been softened and subdued and made capable of a womens gentle happiness pg 179 Roses are rare something to be treasures and expensive Pearl is uncommon because of her wild nature and intensity compared to the modest puritan society Pearl feels a connection to the rose bush next to the prison because it is a hostile and out of place environment for a rose bush to grow in yet it grew into something beautiful This
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