The Scarlet Letter

What worries Hester about Pearl? What is Pearl like in dress and behavior?

Scarlet Letter Q&A ch 1-7

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Hester worries about several things about Pearl. At first she is concerned about her survival with Pearl after Pearl is born. Pearl, as she grows, seems somewhat uncontrolled/uncontrollable because she is often into mischief. Because of the strictures of society, Hester worries that she might be a punishment for Hester's sin. At the same time, Pearl is very perceptive and Hester worries about what the child will intuitively figure out.