Hester made the bad situations into good. She raised Pearl all by herself. When everyone else thought Pearl was sent from the devil, Hester knew she was a gift from God. She kept a positive attitude at most times, keeping her spirits up. Instead of giving up in her downfall, she reached out for her uprise.
When Baby Suggs was free, she was able to spread happiness and joy to the community. When the community did not accept that, she fell into depression, but still enjoys freedom, in a different way, more by herself than with others. It was when she wanted to see bright colors. She loved color. In his journey to the north, Paul D. was told to follow the flowers.
Hester Prynn, the main character, has to brush off all of the hate and gossip about her in the village. The main focus of Carry On is that an individual is able to make it through anything with the right amount of drive and determination. “If you’re lost and alone or you’re sinking like a stone. Carry on.” (Fun 14-16) This powerful quote explains how essential it is to move forward with life, to make a better life. “Much of the time, which she might readily have applied to the better efforts of her art, she employed in making coarse garments for the poor.” (Hawthorne 63) Even though many people did not care for Hester anymore, she wanted to live the rest of her life happily, so she worked towards making a better name for her by making clothing for the poor.
The peddler is the first person to want to enter her world. Later Elisa decides to let him into her garden, and with that act, breaks the barrier that has isolated her from the outside. The chrysanthemums themselves and her clothes illustrate a great deal about Elisa's struggle to find her own identity. The chrysanthemums meant a great deal to her. She grew them with the work of her hands and the care of her heart.
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” This is a quote said by Mary in the movie The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett. All of the characters have one part of their lives that is similar. They all want to feel happiness and love by others. When Mary first moved, the characters had very little companionship towards each other. As the movie progresses, they soon open up and realize what is most important to them all, the garden can help them find the love and happiness they are yearning for.
Lou Ann starts to thrive because of the help and support of taylor who in this case is the rhizobia. People change you in so many ways that you might not even realize it. Turtle was probably changed the most by her new family and friends. At the beginning of the book she would not dare to say a word however by the end of the book she was singing. After Taylor had shown Turtle the adoption papers she just nodded her head and they were on their way Taylor was paying attention to Turtle and Kingsolver writes: “She watched the dark highway and entertained me with her vegetable soup song, except that now there were people mixed in with the beans and potatoes: Dwayne Ray, Mattie, Esperanza, Lou Ann and all the rest.
"And she was gentler here [in the forest] than in the grassy- margined streets of the settlement, or in her mother's cottage. The flowers appeared to know it" Pearl fit in with natural things. Also, Pearl is always effervescent and joyous, which is definitely a negative to the Puritans. Pearl is used as a symbol mirroring between the Puritanical views and the Romantic ways. Hawthorne uses Pearl to work on the consciences of both her mother Hester and her father Arthur Dimmesdale.
Her will power and imagination make her a blessing and a curse to her mother, who has paid such a great price for her child. Hawthorne's ambiguity shows the true complexity of Pearl and each of her symbolic meanings that were covered and arrange it all quite brilliantly because Hawthorne incorporated the aftermaths of Hester and Dimmesdale's sins into one innocent character,
Yet she, like the barren wife, no longer belongs in her father’s household.” So even though the law of the levirate was superficially misogynistic, it benefited women almost, if not more than men (WBC 25). After two of Judah’s son’s died while married to Tamar, he was especially wary of subjecting his youngest and last remaining son to the misfortune of Tamar so he commanded her to “Remain a widow in [her] father’s house until [his] son Shelah [grew] up” (NRSV 50). Tamar returned home with nothing to show for her loss of virginity, making her less than nothing status-wise. It is apparent that Judah has no intentions of letting Tamar marry his son Judah, therefore defying the law of the levirate and effectively sealing Tamar’s fate. Tamar took matters into her own hands at this point.
After being married a year, Zeena becomes sick herself, and the only time she talks to Ethan is to complain or show her discontent. After Mattie comes to the farm, Ethan does not love Zeena at all. He thinks the only pleasure she has left is to inflict pain on him. Since Zeena is a burden on Ethan, he naturally wants to improve his life. The reason he does not have control of his life is because he is married to Zeena, and he is not brave enough to go away with Mattie.