TrishaWehrle: Hester and Pearl
Major characters are Hester, Pearl, Dimmesdale, Chillingworth. The relationship between Hester and Pearl is very complicated. I say this. allowed him to create a child like Pearl and a mother-daughter relationship That the relationship between Hester and Pearl is of primary significance. When I was done reading this book, I wanted to write the relationship between Hester and Pearl. Pearl is an important element in this story.
NabilaUddin: Relationship Between Hester and Pearl
You must post by 8: Thursday night; I will cut off the blog at that time. Remember, this is worth 20 points, but you will earn less if you don't do what the prompt asks. I say this because Hester loves Pearl but often times finds herself wondering if she is a demon child because of how she was produced, as also how she acts.
Also Pearl loves her mother but even at a young age realizes that she is an outcast and that her mother is the cause of it, which causes a kind of wall between them. Chillingworth is very angry that he was betrayed, by his own wife Hester. Hester having an affair is not very worried about Chillingworth anymore because of her lover Dimmesdale.
The Scarlet Letter: Hester’s Broken Relationship With Pearl | American Literature
The love they once my have had is not quite there anymore. All Chillingworth can think of is to having his revenge upon both of them, so the relationship has gotten very cold. The reason that I use the word exclusive is because Reverned Arthur Dimmesdale is a pastor within the village who has committed a sin by impregnating Hester Prynne. Reverned Arthur Dimmesdale trys to keep the wrong that he committed hidden from others,hince the exclusive relationship.
He was supposed to be this amazing man of God and he committed a very high sin with what he did to Hester. The fact that Hester doesn't name him when asked show that there relationship must mean something.
In the beginning Pearl is a living version of Hester's scarlet letter. In Chapter 15Hester and Pearl were walking along the beaches. Pearl dressed up as a mermaid and placed a green seaweed on her breast.
It took the shape of the letter "A".
Hester thought that Pearl was too young to understand what the scarlet letter means. In the meantime, Pearl was persistent, when she kept asking her mother about scarlet letter and why the minister clutches his hand over his heart.
Pearl’s Impact on Hester
In Chapter 16Hester and Pearl were walking in the forest. Pearl wanted to know about the "Black Man. Pearl is relating it to the minister because he always clutches his heart, and it has left a mark inside of him. Pearl thinks and says her thoughts without realizing how she is connecting them in a way that it reveals Dimmesdale's true identity.
In Chapter 19Hester wants Pearl to join Dimmesdale and her on the other side of the brook. Pearl doesn't listen to Hester because she has thrown the scarlet letter away and she let her hair down. Pearl doesn't recognize her mother. Hester had to put the letter back on her breast and put her hair up. That's when Pearl went to the other side of the brook to join her and Dimmesdale.
In my opinion, I believe Pearl doesn't care whether Hester has been walking around with the scarlet letter as a symbol of shame. Pearl is happy with the way she is. It doesn't matter to her what other's say about Hester. She just wants her mother to be happy and to be herself. Pearl doesn't want her mother to change in any way.