The Scarlet Letter

Quotes : Explain the significance of the following quote. Where appropriate identify the speaker or who is spoken to.

“After putting her fingers in her mouth, with many ungrateful refusals to answer Mr. Wilson’s question, the child finally announced that she had not been made at all, but had been plucked by her mother off the bush of wild roses that grew by the prison door”

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This statement is made by Pearl in response to being questioned about her Creator. Significance is found in the fact that she is being questioned about her religious education in order for the men to decide whether or not she should remain in her mother's care...... her answer is definitely not the one they are looking for.