Pearl: A product of Nature

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Pearl: A product of Nature


Pearl is one of the most interesting and mysterious characters of the novel The Scarlet
Letter. One tends to wonder why Pearl is the way she is. Why does she act so strangely and
so differently than all the other characters? She acts this way because of a relationship
she has with the force of Nature, which Hawthorne personifies as sympathetic towards sins
against the puritan way of life. Because of this trait Hester's sin causes Nature to
accept Pearl. Finally, Pearl's acceptance of Nature is what causes her to act the way she
does.


First it is necessary to examine how nature is identified with sin against the Puritan way
of life. The first example of this is found in the first chapter regarding the rosebush at
the prison door. This rosebush is located "on one side of the portal, and rooted almost at
the threshold"(36) of the prison. The prison naturally is the place where people that have
sinned against the puritan way of life remain. Then Hawthorne suggests that the roses of
the rose-bush "might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the
prisoner as he went in, and to the condemned criminal as he came forth to his doom, in
token that the deep heart of Nature could pity and be kind to him"(36). This clearly
states that Nature is kind to prisoners and criminals that pass through the prison doors.
Hawthorne strengthens this point by suggesting two possible reasons for the rosebush's
genesis. The first is that "it had merely survived out of the stern old
wilderness..."(36), while the second reason is that "there is fair authority for believing
[the rose-bush] had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson..."(36).
By Hawthorne's wording it appears as if he is emphasizing the second reason because he
suggests there is "fair authority." Connecting the rosebush originating from Ann
Hutchinson, an outcast from puritan society, shows the connection with Nature and sin
against puritan way of life. This rosebush symbolizes the sympathy of Nature towards the
very people Puritan society has condemned.


The idea illustrated by the rosebush can therefore be applied to the specific character of
Pearl. Because Pearl was expelled from Puritan society Nature sympathizes with her.
Nature's sympathy and partiality with Pearl can be seen with the sunshine in the forest.
Pearl attempts to "catch" the sunshine and according to Hawthorn "Pearl . . . did actually
catch the sunshine . . . The light lingered about the lonely child, as if glad of such a
playmate . . ."(146). Hawthorn describes another sign of acceptance as the "great black
forest . . . became the playmate of the lonely infant"(163). Hawthorne eventually declares
that "The truth seems to be . . . that the mother-forest, and these wild things which it
nourished, all recognized a kindred wildness in the human child"(163). All natural things
and Nature accept this little girl who has been thrust out of Puritan society.


A way to strengthen this point is to show Nature's reaction to Hester. The strange thing
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