the action, the circumstance of Hester and Dimmesdale's relationship is not stated. out among the rest and they are: the scarlet letter, the scaffold, and Pearl. Mar 31, From there, the relationship dynamic between the two progresses. Pearl Pearl, the direct result of Hester and Dimmesdale's sin, provides a. In The Scarlet Letter, one clue that may indicate that Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale is the father of Pearl is illustrated when Hester Prynne appears on the scaffold for.
She isn't able to talk to other children her age.
Since she is left with her mother all day, every day, she notices different things about her and the way she speaks to people. She notices minor details which wouldn't occur strange to the average person.
While focusing on her mothers interactions, she focuses more on Dimmesdale, and her mothers contact with him. She notices that every time she sees him he clenches his chest in the same exact position that her mother has the scarlet letter. She finds this ironic and begins to investigate it.
Her fascination with her father grows to a point where she is interested in him, but at the same time she doesn't want to associate with him.
As Pearl grows, she starts to realize that Dimmesdale is more than just the reverend.
Her behavior is weird around Dimmesdale, she likes to investigate him, but at the same time she is reserved about it. She starts to realize after a couple of years that Dimmesdale is her father. As they are arguing, Pearl says this to her mother in a defiant matter.
Hester is still trying to convince Pearl that she has a Heavenly Father, and no real father.
This is important because it is the first time that Pearl shows her true knowledge to her mother. Hester realizes that Pearl has been figuring things out about her that she didn't want Pearl knowing until she was older. Pearl showed that she had figured out the true identity of Dimmesdale, and isn't afraid of her mother knowing what she knows, even if it wasn't completely obvious.
By saying that she has no Heavenly Father, is also defiant to her mother in the way that she doesn't want to accept what her mother tells her.
As a result of Pearl's defiant comment, Hester tries to quiet her down and then changes the subject completely very quickly. This is the start of Hester's master plan to get the family back together. Pearl continues her analysis of Dimmesdale almost everyday. She begins to see him as almost an evil character because he never will expose himself to the community. She keeps insisting that he should go and stand on the scaffold with herself and her mother. When he keeps saying no and that he wont do this she gets mad and tries to stay a fair distance away from him.
She even insists he is taken over by the 'black man' or is the 'black man' himself. This is interesting to think about, because he seems to be controlled by the devil at many times.
He is ill and seems to be dying while in the care of Chillingworth.
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It seems as if Chillingworth is the black man, and he is controlling Dimmesdale. Come away, or yonder old black man will catch you! He hath got hold of the minister already. Come away, mother or he will catch you! I say this because Hester loves Pearl but often times finds herself wondering if she is a demon child because of how she was produced, as also how she acts.
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Also Pearl loves her mother but even at a young age realizes that she is an outcast and that her mother is the cause of it, which causes a kind of wall between them.
Chillingworth is very angry that he was betrayed, by his own wife Hester. Hester having an affair is not very worried about Chillingworth anymore because of her lover Dimmesdale. The love they once my have had is not quite there anymore. All Chillingworth can think of is to having his revenge upon both of them, so the relationship has gotten very cold. The reason that I use the word exclusive is because Reverned Arthur Dimmesdale is a pastor within the village who has committed a sin by impregnating Hester Prynne.
Reverned Arthur Dimmesdale trys to keep the wrong that he committed hidden from others,hince the exclusive relationship.
Pearl and Dimmesdale
He was supposed to be this amazing man of God and he committed a very high sin with what he did to Hester. The fact that Hester doesn't name him when asked show that there relationship must mean something. In the beginning Pearl is a living version of Hester's scarlet letter. As the novel progresses Pearl realizes how out of place her and her mother really are. Hester and Pearl really love each other for they are really all each other have.
I say this because Pearl acts as a symbol of Hester's adultery throughout her entire life.