Pearl was a sort of living symbol of her mother’s scarlet letter. She was the physical consequence of sexual sin. But even as a reminder of Hester’s sin, Pearl was more than a mere punishment to her mother: she was also a blessing. She represented not only “sin” but also the vital spirit and passion that engendered that sin. Hester gave her daughter the name Pearl because she got the baby with all she had, Pearl was her only treasure.
In the beginning of the novel, Pearl always reminds Hester of her sin, even though she does not mean to do so purposely. Every time Hester has a conversation with Pearl, she has to reconsider the life she has chosen for herself, in her solitude, causing her to be tense and often frustrated. The reason being, is Pearl is a curious child and always ask "what does the letter mean, mother? - and why dost thou wear it?" (277).
“The flightiness of her temper” (AL, p1401) is recognizable by Hester, her mother; just like her desperate, wild, defiant mood is evident in her disposition. Meade Page 2 From beginning to end in the story she consumes the hidden emotions of her mother and amplifies them for all to see. Pearl is the heart of literary symbolism. At times she is a vehicle for Hawthorne to assert the inconsistent and luminous qualities of her mother’s improper bond, and at others a reminder of Hester’s sin; which makes Pearl the perfect supplement of the scarlet letter. Although she serves as an invaluable treasure
She constantly made herself useful towards the other people, and used the talents and gifts that were given to change the meaning of her punishment into her becoming he legend of her Puritan Age. Hester Prynne also is protective person in this novel, because she protects Reverend Dimmesdale's name when she was asked who was the father. As well as Hester Prynne always tried to protect her daughter “Pearl”, so she never told her the what really happened and what the “A” meant for Pearl’s benefit. This showed Hester as a protective mother of her child. Hester Prynne’s core quest in this novel was after she had left prison and punished for the sin she had committed.
Obedience was used in order to provide an example of how girls should act towards their superiors, in particular, their parents. A tremendous focus is on Little Red Riding Hood’s appearance as the superlative ‘prettiest’ displays, this leads people to be ‘fond’ and to ‘dote’ upon her, increasing her vulnerability as ‘predators’ are drawn to her or as Perrault wanted to show, men. Also, the repetition of the attributive ‘little’ alongside the common noun ‘girl’ highlights Little Red Riding Hood’s defencelessness. However, naivety is her ultimate downfall leading her to a grisly end. Despite the warnings that she should go straight to her Grandmother’s, Little Red Riding Hood becomes distracted by feminine pursuits, portrayed through the compound sentence “…gathering nuts, running after butterflies, and gathering bouquets of little flowers.” This emphasises her age and vulnerability as she isn’t aware of her surroundings and the danger they can impose.
(134)" Pearl is another example of symbolism. Pearl is the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl James wrote an article named “An overview of The Scarlet Letter.” She said that Pearl “is more of a symbol than a character” (4). She is the sin but a blessing to her mother. Pearl can bring the good side out in Hester.
Tita confronts her abusive mother, she not only grows to understand her responsibilities as a daughter, but lives the excitement of chasing her ambitions as she experiences true love. Upholding tradition, Tita, the youngest daughter of the De La Garza family, is subject to the duty of caring for her mother without any opportunity to marry. Throughout the story, Tita’s opposition is expressed by her resilience and submissiveness in her relationship with Mama Elena. With her reserved right to love or find a sense of independence, Tita is compelled to conform to her traditional duty. “Are you starting with your rebelliousness again?
Anna Frith’s concern for others pushes her to overcome her fears and help those who are less fortunate than herself. Merry Wickford is at risk of losing her family mine and so Anna is determined to retrieve the plate worth of lead. Her fear of mines is evident when she proclaims; ‘…the greatest effort was to keep my panic banked. I tried to manager my terrors.’ But for the sake of Mary she pushes these fears aside. Anna’s concern for others is again shown when she overcomes her fear when helping Mary Daniels give birth to her child.
One interpretation many come upon is about her coming of age and her realization of womanhood; and how noble Gilgamesh helped her to achieve her goal. However, Inanna seems to be knowledgeable about the “attributes” of her female nature. As she “needed” help to cast away the inhabitants on the Huluppu tree, she cried and begged to male figures, her brother Utu and her symbolic brother Gilgamesh. One conclusion that can draw is that a male would be stronger and brave enough to do the job; yet a male is also stupefied by the tears of a young woman crying for help. A comparison can be drawn between Inanna and a spoiled preppy girl; this girl will use her feminine charm and charisma to have young boys carry her books, do her homework, drive her home, buy her expensive gifts, among other things.
Sexual abuse corrupts a child as Miller showcases here. Abigail has a natural tendency for attention because she is adopted. She craves an increasingly amount of attention and out of desperation and approval she will perform any action to receive the attention as she does with John. Abigail understands that her relationship with John is forbidden and unmoral but she strives to recover the provocative relationship because she needs to know and feel that John loves her. She cries out in tears that “[John] loved [her], and whatever sin it is, [he] loved [her] yet!” and she pleads for John to “pity [her]” (Miller 24).