Pearl Persuasiness In Scarlet Letter

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The sunshine separates Pearl from all distractions by fleeing with her away from society’s chaos, which pulls her away from her mother’s bosom, creating a balance of freedom. The disorder of society forces the sunshine to pull innocent Pearl away from the chaos confining her in negativity. The general public criticizes Pearl for her sinful nature of where she was created. For example, during a conversation at Governor Bellingham’s house, he argues, “without question, she is equally in the dark as to her soul, its present depravity, and future destiny! Methinks, gentlemen, we need inquire no further” (103). Pearl, for being an open child, is condemned by the gentlemen harshly. This indicates that she must be rescued, or she will…show more content…
Pearl is drawn greatly toward the scarlet object, and the sunshine nearly loses hope, although protects Pearl in the end. For instance, while Hester and Pearl are walking towards the forest, she becomes attracted toward the sun and “Pearl set forth, at a great pace, and, as Hester smiled to perceive, did actually catch the sunshine, and stood laughing in the midst of it, all brightened by its splendor, and scintillating with the vivacity excited by rapid motion” (166). Since Pearl seems to be in a trance with the scarlet letter, the sunshine takes responsibility to draw her away to go and play. Hester seems to take notice, indicating this step toward getting Pearl away proves valuable. This suggests that Hester should have considered she would damage her life and those around her before committing a sin. Meanwhile, the sunshine, fleeing from Hester allows Pearl to get the idea in her head that maybe this is how she must act. For example, when in the forest, Hester makes an effort to grab the sunshine, except “As she tempted to do so, the sunshine vanished; or, to judge the bright expression that was dancing on Pearl’s features, her mother could have fancied that that the child had absorbed it into herself, and would give it forth again, with a gleam about her path, as they should plunge into some gloomier

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