The experience of being in the natural world seems to have a healing effect on his sad mind and sickly body.
What Dimmesdale doesn’t seem to realize is that this healing and liberating effect comes not just from the exposure to the leaves and trees, but also from the way in which the natural world is not ruled by social expectations.
Ministers are not a heavily depended upon to be a leader in the community, because people are going to church for the wrong reasons. Some things may be more drastic than others, but that all depends on the person's toleration.
It was obvious that Dimmesdale is not the type of person that wants to sit and talk things out.
Left alone in the forest, Pearl interacts with various animals which accept her because they "all recognized a kindred wildness in the human child" (185).
This 'wildness' refers to Pearl's natural childhood environment free from the pollution...
Pearl learns an important lesson about right and wrong by using nature and her own conscience.
The remorse she feels leaves a lasting impression far more powerful than punishment from authority.
They could choose to reject both, and live according to a new set of rules if they wanted to.
Hester is observing Pearl running around in the forest wearing flowers.