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    Question regarding a theme in Hawthorne's portrayal of Pearl

    For a short essay I need to write, I need to find a theme that a reader might infer from Hawthorne's portrayal of Pearl as an atypical child. What can you all make of this?

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    I feel that Hawthorn wanted to make or portray Pearl as a demon child, as the product or spawn of evil or divinity.
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