FC: PEARL | 3A
3: “Certainly, there was no physical defect. By its perfect shape, its vigor, and its natural dexterity in the use of all its untried limbs, the infant was worthy to have been brought forth in Eden..." (Page 80, Ch 6)
4: " All this enmity and passion had Pearl inherited, by inalienable right, out of Hester's heart..." (page 46) Pearl's fiery spirit comes directly from her mother's own passionate and wild demeanor.
5: " Her one baby voice served a multitude of imaginary personages, old and young, to talk withal..." (page 46-47) Being exiled, Pearl only had herself and her imagination to play with.
6: “...its attire, however simple, always impressed the beholder as if it were the very garb that precisely became it best.” (Page 80, Ch 6)
9: “It was the scarlet letter in another form; the scarlet letter endowed with life!” (Page 53, Ch 7)
10: “With these she decorated her hair, and her young waist, and became a nymph-child, or an infant dryad, or whatever else was in the closest sympathy with the antique wood.” (Page 179, Ch 18)
11: " He did not send me! cried she, positively " I have no Heavenly Father... " (page 50) Knowing very well that she has an Earthly Father, Pearl teases the Governor when asked where she comes from. However, being that she is completely one with nature, she very well might have been plucked from the rose-bush.
13: “Now she fixed her bright, wild eyes on her mother” (Page 182, Ch 19)
14: " Pearl's aspect was imbued with a spell of infinite variety..." page 42 The child wasn't one set entity; she embodied many different personalities and thoughts and resemblances. Pearl is everyone and everything.
15: " But she named the infant "Pearl", as being of great price - purchased with all she had - her mother's only treasure..." page 41 Pearl cost Hester her way of living and her life; the ultimate sacrifice.
16: " God, as a direct consequence of the sin which man thus punished, had given her a lovely child..." page 41 She was born out of wedlock and is a blessed burden.
17: Pearl is affected by society in the fact that she was born, created, from adultery. She was the product of sin and that was something she had to live with hearing for a majority of her life. while she lived in the puritan culture with her mother, all she heard was how sinful and evil she was. she was treated like she was basically nothing..she was exiled. she had to grow up with a mother who was forever punished by the sin she committed..which was how Pearl even came to exist.