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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

Pearl

Pearl is the one character who knows that Dimmesdale is a big fat hypocrite. (She's also the only one who notices that Dimmesdale constantly has his hand over his heart: DUH, Puritans.) Like an oracle, she tells the truth wherever she goes.


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