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Pearl Symbol Analysis

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FC: Pearl | By: Kayleigh Ferrantelli, Regan Seaton, Briana Saunders

1: Pearl overall symbolizes the connection and link between Dimmesdale and Hester, being the product of the two adult's sin.

2: ''But she named the infant Pearl,' as being of great price,-purchased with all she had,-her mother's only treasure''! Chapter 6; pg 80

3: Pearl is greatly valued by Hester despite how much pain Hester has gone through because of her conception and birth.

4: “''Pearl was a born outcast of the infantile world.An imp of evil, emblem and product of sin, she had no right among christened infants.''” Chapter 6; pg 84

5: Pearl was born out of a sin that was considered evil, so she was socially outcasted among the other kids.

6: “And there stood the minister,with his hand over his heart; and Hester Prynne,with the embroidered letter glimmering on her bosom;and little Pearl, herself a symbol, and the connecting link between those two.” Chapter 12. pg 139

7: Dimmesdale clutches his own "scarlet letter" and Hester’s scarlet letter stands out, but Pearl is the major "scarlet letter" of both of them.

8: “In her was visible the tie that united them.She had been offered to the world,these seven years past,as the living hieroglyphic,in which was revealed the secret they so darkly tried to hide,-all written in this symbol,-all plainly manifest,-had there been a prophet or magician skilled to read the character of flame!And Pearl was the oneness of their being.” Chapter 19; pg.191 | Pearl is the connection between Hester and Dimmesdale. She represents the sin that binds them.

9: Pearl is the connection between Hester and Dimmesdale. She represents the sin that binds them.

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