FC: PORTFOLIO | PEARL
1: Physical Description: Pearl has a bright complection, deep eyes, dark brown hair that almost looks like its black | Affected by Society: Pearl is affected by the townspeople because no one likes her, she feels unwanted. The society makes Pearl misbehave because she feels like an outcast. Also, she's known as the "demon child." Majority children are allowed to be around others, but pearl isn't because of her mother's sin. She's lonely, however she learns to entertain herself as the days go by.
2: Quote: "It was the scarlet letter in another form; the scarlet letter endowed with life! (Chapter 7, Page 53)" Significance: The scarlet letter is a reminder/part of Pearl's life now and forever.
3: Quote: “‘Pearl,’ as being of great price- purchased with all she had- her mother’s only treasure! (Chapter 6, Page 41)" Significance: Pearl is the one thing that Hester cherishes in life; she is her everything
4: Quote: “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, Page 45)" Significance: Since Pearl was born as a sin, she’s known as a devil child, no one wants to be around her, nor wants their kids near her. She’s different.
5: Quote: “She is equally in the dark as to her soul, its present depravity, and future destiny (Chapter 7, Page 63)!” Significance: The towns people already think Pearl is a child of the devil and its “proven” to Mr. Wilson when she responds telling him she came from the rose bush outside the prison. Every child knows they came from God.
6: Quote: “’Mother!-Mother!- Why does the minister keep his hand over his heart(Chapter 15, Page 135)?” Significance:Pearl wants to know why Dimmesdale does this action; it is because of his guilt.
7: Quote: “Above all the warfare of Hester’s spirit, at the epoch, was perpetuated in Pearl(Chapter 6, Page 43).” Significance:The narrator is stating details of how Hester and Pearl are so much alike.
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