lRayona and Pearl were two characters that were very alike in the stories.They are also somewhat different. They lived lives that were very troublesome.Rayona had to go through the tough times of her mother’s sickness and the deathof her brother. She lived away from most of it, but still had to live with it.Pearl had to go through the tough times of her mother Hester being charged withadultery, she also had to go through all of her trials.Rayona and Pearl are similar in that they both went through the toughtimes of their mother’s problems.
Rayona lived with knowing her mother was verysick. Pearl had her mother’s scarlet letter to live with. As children theydidn’t know who their fathers were, they were forced to guess. Rayona and Pearlwere also similar because they both had a tough time getting along with the kidsthey had to go to school with.
Neither of them were able to make friends veryeasily. Rayona’s trouble was that she was part African American growing up in aNative American community.Pearl had trouble because of the fact that her momcommitted adultery and the kids laugh at her. Both of the children were alsosocial outcasts in their community. The community was different from themdidn’t accept them. Rayona and Pearl were also similar in another way.
Throughthe tough times of their mothers they stood by their side and endured the samehardships.Rayona and Pearl also have many differences. Rayona was of AmericanIndian and Black decent while Pearl was of American decent. While Pearl had tolive with her mother’s troubles, Rayona lived away from them.
There is a timewhen Pearl finds out her history and the things her mother went through. Rayonahowever never found out about her past or what her mother went through. Anotherdifference between the two is that Rayona had a brother to grow up with and playwith. Pearl only had her mother around the house. Rayona also had severalpeople to look up to such as, Aunt Ida and Reverend Tom.
Pearl didn’t have anyother person or role model to look up to at first. She only had her mother tolook up to. One thing that taught Pearl a lot was the pain and sufferingendured by her mother due to the punishment handed down to her for her crimes.
Rayona on the other hand didn’t live with her mother long enough to learn verymuch from her.In conclusion these two characters are alike and different in many way.They both go through very tough times concerning their mothers.