1: Presented By: Synera Wilds Jasmine Stringfield Alyana Lara Izabella Landry Addy Hockman
2: "Pearl resembled the brook, inasmuch as the current of her life gushed from a wellspring as mysterious, and had flown through scenes shadowed as heavily with gloom. But, unlike the little stream, she danced and sparkled and prattled airily along her course."
3: The character, Pearl, is a mysterious one. And throughout the book, has gone through periods of gloom and sadness. But in that quote, Hawthorne is telling the readers that even though all of this is true, Pearl has still managed to stay a positive spirit and the brook is the resemblance of that.
4: "But on one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rosebush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner as he went in, and to the condemned criminal as he came forth to his doom, in token that the deep heart of Nature could pity and be kind to him."
5: The wild rose bush is a representation of the only sympathy and sorrow for the prisoners that are within the prison.
6: "All these giant trees and boulders of granite seemed intent on making a mystery of the course of this small brook; fearing, perhaps, that, with its never-ceasing loquacity, it should whisper tales out of the heart of the heart of the old forest whence it flowed, or mirror its revelations on the smooth surface of the pool."
7: The woods are alive and listening in every tale and story. It is mysterious because it is the secret keeper; holding the deepest and darkest of mankind..
8: "It stood on the shore, looking across a basin of the sea at the forest-covered hills, towards the west.”
9: Since Hester was highly frowned upon, she and Pearl moved in a hut that stood towards the edge of the town. They considered cleared land holy, and forested areas the devil's dwelling, so Hester and Pearl moved closer to the forest because they thought of her as someone who obeys Satan because of her sinful behaviors.
10: “Pearl took some eel-grass, and imitated on her own bosom, the decoration which she was so familiar on her mothers.”
11: Pearl was playing on the shore near where she lived, and she got curious about why her mother always wore the Scarlet Letter on her chest. She copied it onto her own chest using long and thin eel grass. The Puritan society used the Scarlet Letter as a way for people to see that Hester sinned, and that she has to wear it as punishment. Pearl didn't know this, since she grew up seeing it everyday without her mom telling her what it meant.
12: They are new to me. I found them growing on a grave, which bore no tombstone, nor other memorial of the dead man, save these ugly weed that have taken upon themselves to keep him in remembrance”
13: The weeds growing from the grave like it is the sins or wrong doings coming through and showing since while the person was living they could not tell these sins or wrong doings out to the open.It is like the secret sin of Dimmesdale thats just eating him from the inside unless he tells about it.
14: “Not but the meteor may have shown itself at that point, burning dustily through a veil of clouds: but with no such shape as his guilty imagination gave it: or, at least, with so little definiteness, that another's guilt might have seen another symbol in it.”
15: The meteor was like a sign from God to Dimmesdale telling him that he sees and acknowledges his sin although no one else in the town my be able to see it. When the meteor came across the sky it was described to be in a scarlet color in the form of the letter A.
16: “In the afternoon of a certain summer’s day, after Pearl grew big enough to run about, she amused herself with gathering handfuls of wildflowers and flinging them one by one.”
17: As the narrator describes Pearl playing outside, he uses beautiful elements of nature (ex. Flowers) to emphasize her femininity and beauty to the reader
18: “But she was brought back to her former mood by the shimmer of the sunshine on the weapons and bright armor of the military company, which followed after the music, and formed the honorary escort of the procession.”
19: The author uses sunlight, shiny armor, and even music to create a mood of cheeriness.