Various Hester Prynne Journal Entries June 14th, 1641 Today I awake in the jail, awaiting guards to take me to the marketplace place. Pearl and my fate will be decided very soon and I am shaking with anxiety. What will end up being of us? Will it be that the people see the requirement of the death penalty? Maybe they will take dear Pearl far from me! Oh I am shivering with worry.
Pearl is sleeping in the corner and she is the most stunning sight I’ve seen. Here comes the guards … I pray to the dad that Pearl and I can live through tonight. Hester Prynne
June 16th, 1641 I have been sentenced to 3 hours on the scaffold while the whole town looked and spoke gossip about me. I also should wear the mark of the Scarlet Letter upon my breast for the rest of my life. The day of the sentence, I saw Roger in the crowd … Oh the poor man, what have I done! He visited me yesterday in the jail also. I was wary that he was going to injure Pearl or myself. He sure is itching for some revenge from the father. I didn’t divulge who it was but he seemed pretty intent on finding out himself. Oh I hope he never ever learns.
In the on the other hand, I will be living on the edge of the forest doing different needlework jobs for individuals in order to keep my head above water. Hester Prynne August 3rd, 1641 Pearl becomes more fantastic every day. Many times I think about her name and just how much it implies to me. “Pearl”, as in bought with an excellent price– my only treasure. With such a sin that I dedicated, I was provided such a lovely child whom I adore with every ounce of my heart. I ensure that I dress Pearl in stunning and ornamented clothing. She radiates love and charm anywhere she is. Once of the very first things Pearl actually observed in this world, was the dreaded letter.
Why must she be so captivated by this symbol of pain that I must bear? Hester Prynne March 25th, 1642 Today Pearl and I took a trip to the Guv’s Hall. The estate was furnished so fancy and ornately. Colorful tapestries hung on the walls as well as pictures and armor and mirrors. The guv questioned whether I was capable of raising a kid with all that I have actually done. I told him I would teach Pearl everything I have actually found out by wearing the Scarlet Letter and that it would be sufficient. When Pearl told them that I plucked her off of a rose-bush, it did not help their consciousness.
I pleaded my case over and over and lastly Mr. Dimmesdale came to my rescue. I knew he would stick up for me thinking about the scenarios … All that matters is I’m back house tonight with Pearl. Hester Prynne June 7th, 1648 I can not bear to stand what Roger is doing to Dimmesdale. He is psychologically and mentally destroying the man. Oh the regret, and sorrow that should plague him. I have escaped this quickly. I have actually been forward about the sin on my part. Whereas he needs to pretend nothing has ever taken place and let it eat away at his awareness. Oh the poor man. I want I could do something to help! Hester Prynne
July 18th, 1648 Dimmesdale is looking worse and worse. I encountered him in the woods today by the brook. We’ve concluded that we need to escape. We could begin a new life back in London and remove all remnants of this life. We could change our names, and I could deal with this letter. I will start to make plans. I truly hope Pearl heats up to him. The girl understands nothing however her mom and the letter. She was magnificent concerned when I took the letter off today. It’s such an embarassment she finds comfort because, for it seemed like a substantial weight was lifted off my shoulder. She will warm up to him and me, I understand it. Hester Prynne