The Scarlet Letter Essay | The Innocent Conscience

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The Innocent Conscience

Summary: Pearl, in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, serves as both the beginning and the end of Dimmesdale and Hester's relationship.
In the Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Pearl's interactions with key characters and the attitudes expressed govern the plot of the novel. Pearl, with a childish innocence infused with an uncanny ability to dissect any situation, provokes the adults with virtuous questions that hint towards their shameful secret. Pearl, through constant observations that put everything into perspective for not only the reader, but the characters, as otherwise simplistic ideas or statements offer a profound, deeper meaning. Above all, it is Pearl's close examination of Hester and Dimmesdale that is the most insightful as she forces the two to face their sins and gain a better understanding of themselves.

Hester relies heavy upon Pearl for strength and purpose but, in Pearl, realizes the deep effect of her scarlet letter. Pearl, obviously, knows what the letter represents and the shame it has brought upon her, but Pearl makes Hester...

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