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Fiscus Brittany Fiscus Professor Petersen English 241 April 13, 2010 “Ardent” Pearl is Hester’s daughter who is a young girl with a moody, mischievous spirit and an ability to perceive things that others do not. She looks at things at a different perspective, and quickly discovers life of her mother and Dimmesdale. I choose the word ardent to represent the “A” letter word because Pearl and Hester always were eager to know what is going on in her life. Pearl’s ardent feelings about the symbolic of what the meaning of the letter triggers through out the story. Pearl grew up in a society of strict rules in a Puritan society. She inherited all of her mother’s moodiness, passion, defiance, and is constantly making mischief. Pearl was the type of person, in which she wanted answers she would go out of her way to go find what she was looking for. There was an incident in which Hester tried to teach her about God, and Pearl responded back, “I have no Heavenly Father!” With that response lead cruelties of the townspeople. They think something is not right amoungst Hester and
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