Unformatted text preview: Dimmesdale (118). This preternatural sense is also evident when she asks her mother about Dimmesdale’s habit. She seems to connect Hester’s scarlet letter, positioned on her chest, to Dimmesdale touching his chest in a similar spot, and infers that there “the Black Man set his mark” (163). These aspects of Pearl’s character demonstrate the pristine, natural portrayal of the child. Even her name Pearl evokes the image of a “treasure” (80)....
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- Spring '11
- The Scarlet Letter, Pearl, Pearson AP Lang