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Pearls Contribution to the Scarlet LetterIn Hawthornes epic novel The Scarlet Letter he discusses Pearl amain character and her contribution in making the novel a romantic one Hawthorne uses three types of romantic topics relating to Pearl Stereotypicalcharacters supernaturalness of characters and the imaginary aspect ofcharacters are all qualities of romantic language Hawthorne uses to betterdevelop Pearls character Over the course of the novel Hawthorne uses all ofthe aspects of romantic language to unfold the life of Pearl and how she actshaving these qualitiesPearls quality of being a stereotypical character makes her blend intosome situations and not into others Pearl was portrayed as a stereotypicalvictim of Hesters sin adultery because as she walks through town with hermother the other kids shout and curse at her Pearl takes it in stride anddefends her mother and fends off the evil children The adults of Bostonmostly Puritans talk behind Hesters back about the child being one of asinner Another common stereotype filled by Pearl is whenever an adult isoccupied with something then the child finds something to do When Hesterwent to the woods to meet with Dimmesdale Pearl went off to play in thebrook while the two adults talked and then she stopped when her mothercalled A second example is when Pearl accompanied her mother to theseashore where they met Chillingworth Pearl wandered off by herself andoccupied her time by playing with seaweed and the various animal life thathappened to be around Children can also notice small differences in theirsurroundings that are normally familiar to them When Hester andDimmesdale where in the woods and decided to flee Boston and travel toEurope Hester removed her scarlet letter happily and threw it into the brook When she called to Pearl to tell her the news of them leaving Boston Pearlwent into fits of rage and temper tantrums and would not come to her mother This was because she was so used to seeing the scarlet letter on her mothersbosom Pearls
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