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How does Hester account for the aspects of Pearl’s character that trouble her?


Hester accounts for the aspects of Pearl’s character that trouble her, including her disobedience and stubbornness, by deeming that her own feelings have been transferred over to Pearl. The “warfare of Hester’s spirit” during her peak period of despair and ignominy has thus been kept alive through Pearl’s character.


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1. How does Hester account for the aspects of Pearl’s character that trouble her?
2. How does Hawthorne characterize the disciplining of children in the early days of the Boston Colony?
3. Cite some examples of the grim games played by the Puritan children.
4. What was the first object Pearl seemed to be aware of as an infant?