The Scarlet Letter

How does Hester's baby respond to Dimmesdale's plan?

Chapter 3

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Dimmesdale's plea for Hester to reveal the father's identity (Dimmesdale REALLY doesn't want this to happen) is so intense that baby Pearl lifts her arms out to him, stirring the crowd.Mr. Wilson takes it as a sign that God is speaking through the baby wanting Hester to come clean.