The Inevitable Character Of Pearl In The Scarlett Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Sin is inevitable. Although some people want to appear perfect, they can never hide their true nature as human beings. However, is it possible for an evil sin to create beauty in its finest conceivable form? This product was created in The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne’s character Pearl is a free spirited angel with the purpose and duty of serving as a savior for her parents Hester and Dimmesdale. Her intelligent, restless, and holy actions make her angel-like identity gleam throughout the novel.
Pearl’s intellect can make her witty but she is by far one of the smartest characters in this novel, regardless of her age. When asked who her mother was, Pearl addresses herself as “plucked by her mother off the bush of wild roses.” (Hawthorne, 90) Roses come with thorns, just as the birth of Pearl comes with consequences. At a very young age, Pearl already understand that her presence was wrongly viewed among the eyes of the town’s people. None the less, she still manages to feel beautiful and believes her mother was given a gift. Connecting to the theme God’s creation of nature. She knew she was still truly made from God. The towns officials under…show more content… People thought she was hard to work with because she was a thing “incapable and unintelligent of human sorrow,” for they thought she was a “demon offspring.” (75) However, Pearl only did what everyone else was scared to do; which was speak her mind. She knew Dimmesdale was her father and although it was unexpected she noted he was a “sad man” for “in the sunny day, and among all the people, he [knew them not] (179).” In many religion scriptures like the bible, angels are described as children for their innocent and honesty. Pearl was the only one who told the truth. For it were not for Pearl, her mother and father would have never confessed for their sin showing her angel-like