The Scarlet Letter

Following are two statements about pearl, one spoken by Mr Wilson and one a commentary by Hawthorne. "The little baggage hath witchcraft in her..." "Even thus had the child saved her from Satan's snare." Explain the paradox in those two statements.

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Wilson claims that Pearl has witchcraft or evil within her while Hawthorne claims that Pearl is a divine savior of Hester.