What Is The Relationship Between Pearl And Hester's Tone In The Scarlet Letter

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Throughout this passage in “The Scarlett Letter”, Hawthorn drastically draws out the relationship between Pearl and Hester. He illuminates the characterization in the duration of this section with imagery of the time the two are spending together. This is important for the reader, being that up to this point in the book, you have seen only one of their stances. Such as Hester’s opinion of the relationship without experiencing it at the same time. However at this moment in Chapter 16, the standing between the mother and her daughter are illuminated. The imagery for this passage shines a light on the situation, quite literally as he chooses his word choice to represent that of a bright and shinning day. Then while continuing to read on the repetition of words such as sunshine, bright, gleam, and light truly begin to set the tone for this passage. The imagery provided for this passage is up-bringing and leads the reader to believe that it is one and the same with the…show more content…
Pearl taunts her mother with the light that surrounds her at every chance she gets, knowing that Hester can’t come into the light with her. This is understood from a quote on page 114, “Mother,” said little Pearl, “the sunshine does not love you. It runs away and hides itself, because it is afraid of something on your bosom.”. Pearl saying this, is showing Hester that she knows that all of the good and bright things in life are drawn away by the “A” upon her dress, and that she is well aware of the fact that one day it will affect her. As she later says “It will not flee from me; for I wear nothing on my bosom yet!”. This is a turning point for Hester as she realizes her impact on Pearl and the impact that the scarlet letter will have on her life, even though she has done nothing to be deserving of it, other than be born from her mothers

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