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What is Hester's meaning behind her daughter's name, Pearl?
Pearl's demeanor reflects the "quivering sunshine" from all around her. (74)
Pearl was of a "great price" and cost her mother dearly. (74)
The whiteness of pearls contrasts with the scarlet letter of which she was a "direct consequence". (74)
God has given Hester a reward, a "lovely child". (74)
Pearl is a happy reminder of Hester's sinful "guilty passion". (74)