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5. Why did Hester name her daughter Pearl?

 

alexis v #282383
Nov 11, 2012 5:39 PM

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5. Why did Hester name her daughter Pearl?

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Aslan
Nov 11, 2012 5:42 PM

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Pearl is really just that, her pearl. Despite her "sin" and her punishment Pearl was born out of love. She is Hester's precious one, a reminder of love that negates any letter on her chest.
 

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