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has anyone read this book??<br><br><br><br>
i need to do a project through the eyes of Pearl, showing if she respected or resented Hester for her crime. I have to show how she would tell her story, and tie in conflicts, symbols, themes, plot, setting, everything.<br><br><br><br>
i understand the book, i just don't have any ideas as to the actual project. most kids in my class are doing journals so i can't do that, i want to be unique.<br><br><br><br>
help me!
 

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I have no advice for you. But I read the cliff notes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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hah yeah i've read the sparknotes along with chapters to make sure i didn't miss anything because it's so difficult and wordy.<br><br><br><br>
umm i have an idea, i'd like input on it now. maybe i could make a scrapbook/memoir that Pearl would have put in Hester's grave when she died.<br><br>
I don't know how old Pearl was when Hester died but i don't think it really matters. in the scrapbook i could put symbols that show Pearl's perspective of the story, and her respect for her mom.<br><br><br><br>
i really hope someone read this and knows what i'm talking about lol.
 

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Maybe you could do a retrospective - Pearl, as an adult talking to "therapist" or explaining to her own child what the child's grandmother was like.
 

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How does Pearl view her mother as a victim/herione? How does Pearl view hear mother's treatment by her father? More importantly, how does Pearl feel about her father? Does she have a relationship with him or is she something he is in denial about? Oh, the levels of complications in this little girls outlook on life! What about letters between an adult daughter and her parents? What would you want to ask your parents before they died?
 

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Maybe you could mimic the writer's style, and weave your own asides and eppisodes with Pearl into the book. Sort of like The Lion King 1 1/2 where it should all the stuff you remember from the book and THEN it would show what was going on elsewhere. For instance, the part where Hester and the priest are in the forest with Pearl, you could go up to the part where they stop talking about/ looking at her and do their own thing but just follow Pearl instead and start off with "Pearl looked into th water...etc...." whatever. I think it would show off your perception if you tried mimicking the author's stle and would be fun. I guess you could even call it The Scarlett Letter 1 1/2???
 

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thanks for the great ideas everyone! they all helped inspire me with certain areas of it. but i think i'm going to do the scrapbook for the grave-with symbols ect showing how she respected/admired her mom-and on the first page i will have pearl explain that their lives have been tumultuous, and hester is getting complete vindication through death, which pearl hopes to acheive through burying the book with her mother. the book will put to rest any negative thoughts or regrets on the situation.<br><br><br><br>
does that sound like a good idea?<br><br><br><br>
this book is so confusing. so much to incorporate. bleh.
 
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