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Innocence is a time of youth a time of strength and imaginations In the novel Scarlet letter written by Nathanael Hawthorn a young girl Pearl shows just what innocence represents in the novel A time when the author shows growth with Pearl is in chapter 16 A Forest Walk Through Pearls observations and Hawthorns metaphors the growth of a Pearl and the innocence of child are contributed to the bookPearls innocence does not allow her to make a connection from her observation and truly understand her mother While Pearl and her mother Hester are taking a walk through the forest to meet with the minister Pearl notices a little brook and ask What does this sad little brook say mother169 As Hawthorn rights earlier a brook always tells you something and Pearl makes the observation that a Brook is sad just by watching it flow Thats not a ways the way an adult with out and imagination would describe a small stream This just shows the observations Pearl can make due to her innocence After the minister shows Pearl is asked to be excused by her mother As she runs off to play she attempts to play by the brook But the little stream would not be comforted and still kept telling its unintelligible-secret of some very mournful mystery that happened She then proceeds to play with somewhere else what she does not notice due to her innocence is that this Brook is a metaphor to Hester Pearl has tried to cheer Hester up and be positive with her many time but Pearl can just not do it so she moves on quickly just like did with the BrookPearl although does not catch on to all the things her mother is going through she still makes observations the show growth in her youth While playing alongside her mother in the forest she makes an observation about the sunlight The sunshine does not love youbecause it
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