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In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne and her daughter Pearlare isolated from society this is shown by where they live the action from people towardPearl and Pearls reaction and finally the response of the community toward Hestersscarlet letter Hester and Pearl are isolated by living so far out as they do Pearl showssigns that she is brought up without a friend in the world but her mother The responsetoward Hesters scarlet letter from the towns people show how she is isolated Hesterand Pearl are isolated from everything in the world but each otherHesters new home is the biggest factor in saying that they are isolated from theworld Hester finds an abandoned cottage on the outskirts of town within verge of thepeninsula but not in close vicinity to any other habitation Hawthorne 77 Hester mustask the magistrates if she can live in the abandoned cottage Hawthorne 78 Hester tellsthe magistrates that she is going to stay in town since it reminds her of her sin and in thatway punishes herHawthorne 78 This house was far enough from civilization thatHester and Pearl did not have a friend in the world besides each otherPearl is a descendent both of sweet children who fashioned a play maiden out ofsnow and of the friends infants who stoned the gentle boyVan Doren 130 Pearl causesseveral disturbances to Hester throughout the novel Governor Belligham plans to takeaway the child if it was not for Dimmesdale Pearl may have left her mothersarmsHawthorne 109 All that Pearl and Hester had were each otherHawthorne 85Hester Prynne is constantly pointed out for her sin because of the scarlet lettershe is forced to wear Hester whose solitary thought takes her far beyond the confines ofthe code she is not the subject of a sermon she is the heroin of a tragedy andunderstands the tragedyVan Doren 132 After Hester settled in to her life she had toget a job so she sewed People looked upon Hesters
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