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What convinced the Governor to let Hester keep Pearl?

 

Meh...
Nov 19, 2013 9:25 PM

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What convinced the Governor to let Hester keep Pearl?

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Aslan
Nov 19, 2013 9:26 PM

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Dimmesdale comes forward with his hand over his heart and argues that God has obviously given Pearl to Hester for some divine reason, and that it would meddle with the ways of the Lord to take Pearl away from her. He then indicates that Pearl is punishment for Hester as well, evidenced by the "garb of the poor child, so forcibly reminding us of that red symbol which sears [Hester's] bosom."
Bellingham agrees with Dimmesdale's arguments and decides to let matters stand as they currently are.

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Nov 20, 2013 6:00 PM

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Dimmesdale comes forward with his hand over his heart and argues that God has obviously given Pearl to Hester for some divine reason, and that it would meddle with the ways of the Lord to take Pearl away from her. He then indicates that Pearl is punishment for Hester as well, evidenced by the "garb of the poor child, so forcibly reminding us of that red symbol which sears [Hester's] bosom."
Bellingham agrees with Dimmesdale's arguments and decides to let matters stand as they currently are.
 

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Nov 26, 2013 11:57 AM

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Dimmesdale comes forward with his hand over his heart and argues that God has obviously given Pearl to Hester for some divine reason, and that it would meddle with the ways of the Lord to take Pearl away from her. He then indicates that Pearl is punishment for Hester as well, evidenced by the "garb of the poor child, so forcibly reminding us of that red symbol which sears [Hester's] bosom."
Bellingham agrees with Dimmesdale's arguments and decides to let matters stand as they currently are.

Source(s): http://www.gradesaver.com/the-scarlet-letter/study-guide/section3/

 

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