The Scarlet Letter

Hawthorne repeatedly uses the words "imp" and "elf" to describe pearl. in what ways are these words appropriate regarding her character and behavior

from chapters 4 through 6

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Quite friendly...... she is an imp! Pearl is full of joy and curiousity. She tells stories, waits to get a reaction...... she loves her mother, she shies away from what she doesn't understand. Imps ar mischievious..... some would say devilish...... and Pearl certainly filled the bill.


The Scarlet Letter