Character Analysis Pearl

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One of the most complex and elaborate characters in The Scarlet Letter is Pearl, the misbegotten offspring of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Throughout the story Pearl, becomes quite the dynamic little individual, as well as an extremely important symbol- one who is constantly changing. Pearlís involvement in the complex history of her parents inadvertently forced her to be viewed as different and is shunned because of her motherís sin. Pearl is a …

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