The Scarlet Letter

Somewhere in chapters 7-10, Hester convinces the governor to let her keep pearl. What argument does Hester use?

Also, who is eventually responsible for convicting the governor

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From the text:

‘I can teach my little Pearl what I have learned from this!’ answered Hester Prynne, laying her finger on the red token.

‘Woman, it is thy badge of shame!’ replied the stern magistrate. ‘It is because of the stain which that letter indicates that we would transfer thy child to other hands. ‘

‘Nevertheless,’ said the mother, calmly, though growing more pale, ‘this badge hath taught me—it daily teaches me—it is teaching me at this moment—lessons whereof my child may be the wiser and better, albeit they can profit nothing to myself.’

Dimmesdale is eventually responsible for convincing the governor.


The Scarlet Letter