Between Hester and Dimmesdale () – letterscarlet
Because the love between Hester and Dimmesdale is the oneness of their being, Little Pearl manifests the relationship between man and nature; her life and. Their relationship is pretty twisted. Chillingworth has his suspicions that the ailing young priest is the father of Pearl. Under the guise of helping. (chapter III) This is the first time that the reader is introduced to Pearl's fascination and relationship with Dimmesdale. Dimmesdale is trying to convince Hester to.
It wasn't even for sure that she would be able to stay with her mother, but by Hester being able to keep Pearl, she learned much more about the world around her and her spiritual life. Pearl was able to learn more about the world around her through her relationship with Dimmesdale, and his connection to the black man.
Pearl and Dimmesdale
There are many passages where Pearl shows that she knows that Dimmesdale is her father way before Hester admits it to her. Dimmesdale, and held up its little arms with a half-pleased, half-plaintive murmur. Dimmesdale is trying to convince Hester to name the father of her baby in front of the whole town. Dimmesdale is the father though, and wants Hester to call him out on this.
Immediately after he says this Pearl lifts up her arms and lets out a mumble as said in the quote. This is almost as if Pearl agrees with Dimmesdale and wants her father to be known to the whole town. This reaction to her father speaking was important, because it showed that she had a connection with him.
It shows how she actually wants to have time with her father, but is being denied that at this time due to the secret his parents are hiding. This is only the first of multiple hints that Pearl gives about her true father. While growing up, Pearl has no friends except her mother, because they are outsiders and seen as different people. They are shunned from the community except for the work that Hester does. Due to this, Pearl never has any real friends except her mother.
She isn't able to talk to other children her age. Since she is left with her mother all day, every day, she notices different things about her and the way she speaks to people. She notices minor details which wouldn't occur strange to the average person. While focusing on her mothers interactions, she focuses more on Dimmesdale, and her mothers contact with him. She notices that every time she sees him he clenches his chest in the same exact position that her mother has the scarlet letter.
She finds this ironic and begins to investigate it.
Her fascination with her father grows to a point where she is interested in him, but at the same time she doesn't want to associate with him. As Pearl grows, she starts to realize that Dimmesdale is more than just the reverend. Her behavior is weird around Dimmesdale, she likes to investigate him, but at the same time she is reserved about it.
She starts to realize after a couple of years that Dimmesdale is her father. As they are arguing, Pearl says this to her mother in a defiant matter.
Hester is still trying to convince Pearl that she has a Heavenly Father, and no real father. This is important because it is the first time that Pearl shows her true knowledge to her mother. Hester realizes that Pearl has been figuring things out about her that she didn't want Pearl knowing until she was older. Pearl showed that she had figured out the true identity of Dimmesdale, and isn't afraid of her mother knowing what she knows, even if it wasn't completely obvious.
It took the shape of the letter "A". Hester thought that Pearl was too young to understand what the scarlet letter means.
NabilaUddin: Relationship Between Hester and Pearl
In the meantime, Pearl was persistent, when she kept asking her mother about scarlet letter and why the minister clutches his hand over his heart. In Chapter 16Hester and Pearl were walking in the forest.
Pearl wanted to know about the "Black Man. Pearl is relating it to the minister because he always clutches his heart, and it has left a mark inside of him. Pearl thinks and says her thoughts without realizing how she is connecting them in a way that it reveals Dimmesdale's true identity. In Chapter 19Hester wants Pearl to join Dimmesdale and her on the other side of the brook.
Pearl doesn't listen to Hester because she has thrown the scarlet letter away and she let her hair down. Pearl doesn't recognize her mother. Hester had to put the letter back on her breast and put her hair up. That's when Pearl went to the other side of the brook to join her and Dimmesdale. In my opinion, I believe Pearl doesn't care whether Hester has been walking around with the scarlet letter as a symbol of shame. Pearl is happy with the way she is.
It doesn't matter to her what other's say about Hester. She just wants her mother to be happy and to be herself. Pearl doesn't want her mother to change in any way.
In conclusion, if Hester wants Pearl to like Dimmesdale, then she will, since her mother said so. If Dimmesdale makes Hester happy, then Pearl is also happy.