The Scarlet Letter

What does the narrator and the Character's say about Pearl Prynne?

And what are her attributes.. I'm very confused with this character. So if you could write anything important about her that would be helpful, thanks.

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"We have as yet hardly spoken of the infant that little creature, whose innocent life had sprung, by the inscrutable decree of Providence, a lovely and immortal flower, out of the rank luxuriance of a guilty passion."

"Her Pearl— for so had Hester called her; not as a name expressive of her aspect, which had nothing of the calm, white, unimpassioned lustre that would be indicated by the comparison. But she named the infant ‘Pearl,’ as being of

great price—purchased with all she had—her mother’s only treasure!"

"Pearl saw, and gazed intently, but never sought to make acquaintance. If spoken to, she would not speak again. If the children gathered about her, as they sometimes did, Pearl would grow positively terrible in her puny wrath, snatching up stones to fling at them, with shrill, incoherent exclamations, that made her mother tremble, because they had so much the sound of a witch’s

anathemas in some unknown tongue."

Mr. Wilson

‘The little baggage hath witchcraft in her, I profess,’ said he to Mr. Dimmesdale. ‘She needs no old woman’s broomstick to fly withal!’


The Scarlet Letter

Thank's thats really helpful! I have to write a nursery rhyme about her, so do you have any other ideas of what I can do for that?

A nursery rhyme? I'll think about it and get back to you...... interestiing assignment. I'll be back......

ahaha i know but thanks!