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In The Scarlet Letter a book written by Nathaniel Hawthorne the character named I think Pearl is a huge symbol in this story She is a constant reminder to Hester that she has sinned as is the scarlet letter on her chest Pearl and the scarlet letter have some things in common too Both are very eloquently designed The scarlet letter is made of luxurious cloth and painstakingly detailed Pearl is a beautiful young child who seems to even glow at times She is also very intelligent I think Pearl also resembles sin itself While sin may seem beautiful and harmless on the outside like Pearl is it can be a gut-wrenching guilty experience for some people in this case Hester Prynne Take the instances when Pearl comes in contact with other kids While she is lovely and pretty on the outside she can turn into a monster in a second Pearl would grow positively terrible in her puny wrath snatching up stones to fling at them with shrill incoherent exclamations that made her mother tremble because they had so much the sound of a witchs anathemas in some unknown tongue Pg 86 Although Pearl caused Hester a lot of grief Hester loved her child very much so and proved it by saying God gave me the child He gave her in requital of all things else which ye had taken from me She is my happiness--she is my torture none the less Pearl keeps me here in life Pearl punishes me too See ye not she is the scarlet letter only capable of being loved and so endowed with a million-fold the power of retribution for my sin Ye shall not take her I will die first Pg 104Pearl was also a painfully constant reminder of her mothers violation of the Seventh Commandment Thou shall not commit adultery Hester herself felt that Pearl was given to her not only as a blessing but a
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