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HESTER PRYNE Hester Pryne after being punished for her sin lived an important life In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Hester was convicted of adultery However after her conviction she managed to raise a daughter became an important seamstress in her community and set an example for her close-knit community Pearl the daughter of a convicted sex offender grew up living a different life from her peers Growing up with Hester Pearl never really associated with children from her age group This happened because whenever Hester and Pearl went into town they were tormented and harassed In retaliation Pearl began to throw rocks back at the children This kind of thing only happened in the beginning of Pearls life Later on the kids stopped harassing Pearl because her moms sin did not have as much effect on the people of the town The best thing that ever happened to Pearl was her move to Europe with Hester and her father Reverend Dimmesdale In Europe Hester pretty much left Pearl alone Pearl then got married and started a new life In the book Pearl was always the smartest character portrayed by Hawthorne Had Hester been put to death because of her sin Pearl might not have been as successful as she became Hester was a very admirable person After committing her awful sin awful as seen by the townspeople and losing the respect of most of the townspeople Hester was able to turn her life around for the better Her turn around however happened slowly It took Hester and Pearl a while to earn some respect in their community Hester became a renowned seamstress She made clothes for herself and Pearl she even sewed gloves for the governor For Pearl she made some beautiful dresses She made some of these dresses a crimson color which was a color close to scarlet She did this to remind herself of
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