Scarlet Letter By Nathanial Hawthorne Essay

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Imagine your inner soul trying to rip out of your body all tell people of all of your sins. Also, imagine your sin is floating around letting you see others sin. Finally, you are a product of sin, your life is full of evil, and torture. Until your sin is revealed by your unknown father. These events happened to the character in Nathaniel Hawthorns The Scarlett Letter. Their sin affects the way that these characters live. The Nature of sin can bring the worst and best out of people. Whether it is hidden or know, the sin can bring good and bad things to the people who have sinned. Dimmsdale’s sin was locked inside him, as he ended up breaking down and decoding sick, and then died after revealing his sin. Hester’s sin was know and she was able to be a normal part of society. Being a product of sin, Pearl was a demon or became like the devil, until Dimmsdale reveled his sin and she became normal. The nature of peoples sin dictates what your life is going to belike. When your sin is hidden it can really harm you.
As Dimmsdale’s sin gets worse he gets sicker and eventually it overcomes him. “…To put the child to due and stated examination in the catechism, at thy hands or Master Dimmesdale’s… The young minister, on ceasing to speak, had withdrawn a few steps from the group, and stood with his face partially concealed in the heavy fold of the window curtains.”(Scarlet Letter page 105.) The way that Dimmsdale hid his face after the men said they should look in Pearl’s face and see who see looks like shows he is trying to hid his identity from them because he knows he looks like Pearl a bit. “Such was the young clergyman’s condition, and so imminent the prospect that his dawning light would be extinguished, all untimely, when Rodger Chillingworth made this advent on this town.” (Scarlet Letter page 110.) Dimmsdale is becoming sick, and it is coming at the time where someone starts to come into Dimmsdale’s life, at this point of time he was scourging himself. “…Behold me here, the one sinner of the world! —At last! —I stand upon the spot where, seven years since, I should have stood; here, with this women.. Praised be his name! His will be done! Farewell! That final word came forth with the minister’s expiring breath.” (Scarlet Letter page 227-229.) Dimmsdale dies after he has revealed his seven year old hidden sin because it over came him and killed him. The exact opposite of a hidden sin would be a known sin. Hester’s sin is known and she becomes a working part of society.
Hester has acknowledged her sin and learned to live with it even though it was hard at first. She hot used to to and moved on to live a normal life. “When the young woman— the mother of this child—stood fully revealed before the crowd, it seemed to be her first impulse to clasp the infant close to her bosom; not so much by an impulse of motherly affection, as that she might thereby conceal a certain token.” (Scarlet Letter page 50.) Hester shows that she is...

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