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The Scarlet Letter-Pearl In “The Scarlet Letter”, a book written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the character named Pearl symbolized a devil baby. I think Pearl is a huge symbol in this story. She is a constant reminder to Hester that she has sinned, as is the scarlet letter on her chest. Pearl and the scarlet letter have some things in common too. Both are very eloquently designed. The scarlet letter is made of luxurious cloth and …

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…the child seemed to somehow know about the relationship between Hester and Dimmesdale. All these point’s in the story tell the reader that Pearl had some kind of devil in her. But on the other hand maybe Pearl was just completing her service as a symbol of pain and hardship, but more importantly a symbol of love, salvation, and the deep bond between two lovers condemned by the strict rules of the Puritan days.