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Book And Author: Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne Title: Pearl's Thoughts Descriptive Essay Of Pearl's Thoughts

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During the course of the novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, I Pearl feel very scared, confused and angry. I am apparently the daughter of a woman who is convicted of committing something called adultery. This makes me wonder what this word means, and why my mother has the letter “A” upon her bosom. People in the town have been saying this is a very bad sin. Even though the people of the town say that my mother Hester Prynne committed this horrid sin, I love her a lot! These people will never tear me apart from her or vice-versa.I remember vaguely, one day my mother stooping over my cradle and my eye caught a glimmering of the gold embroidery about the letter upon my mother’s bosom. This was the first encounter of the letter “A” that intrigued me. From that point on, I always wondered what that letter stood for. From that point on, my mother has been treating me as if I were not her child. “From that epoch, except when the child was asleep, Hester had never felt a moment’s safety; not a moment’s calm enjoyment of her” (Hawthorne 66). Every day, it seems as though the people of the town do not want me and my mother around. I feel bad vibes coming from the people as my mother and I walk around town: “Mother and daughter stood together in the same circle of seclusion from human society” (Hawthorne 65).Every time I walk outside, people give me odd looks, as if I am not human. I know I do give out temper tantrums, but because I get angry and confused sometimes and people do not understand that. I am only a child, and I cannot do anything about it: “[…] and observing some of her odd attributes, had given out that poor Pearl was a demon offspring” (Hawthorne 68). I remember one day, mother and I were going to see the Governor, for mother had made him a pair of embroidered gloves. Upon reaching there, some of the town’s people started to speak of horrible things to do to us: “Behold, verily, there is the woman of the scarlet letter; and, of a truth, moreover, there is the likeness of the scarlet letter running along by her side! Come, therefore, and let us fling mud at them!” (Hawthorne 70) How could they do such a horrible thing to us, I felt so angry that my angered flared up to a very high level and I made a rush towards them.I am not like all the other children in the town. Because of my mother’s crime and the letter “A” upon her bosom, the people of the town always mock us. At least I know I have my mother to love and care for me. The day we went to give the embroidered gloves to the Governor, he told my mother I should be given to someone else. “Were it not, thinkest thou, for thy...

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