The Scarlet Letter

Why won't Pearl show any affection to Dimmesdale?

In Ch. 19

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Pearl doesn't know Dimmesdale and she doesn't hand out her affection freely. She is wary of other people and the way people have treated her mother......... she is also aware of the fact that Dimmesdale has an affect on her mother....... and her mother has always belonged to her alone.


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