Just leave her alone!

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"He gave her, in requital of all things else, which ye had taken from me. She is my happiness! - she is my torture, none the less! Pearl keeps me here in life! Pearl punishes me too! See ye not, she is the scarlet letter, only capable of being loved, and so endowed with a million-fold the power of retribution for my sin? Ye shall not take her! I will die first!" (p.94)

Hawthorne lets Hester just let it all out. No lady like obedient behavior. They had punished and tormented her enough. To me the punishment lives daily as she had said, why are they so insistent on furthering her misery? Why can't they move on and allow her to live out her life, wearing the scarlet letter, and caring for Pearl. Hester has a great point, because of her guilt and the ordeal she has gone through, she will either be able to teach Pearl to follow the laws and behave well or behave accordingly but with a little defiance. 

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