Character Analysis Of Arthur Dimmesdale In Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Letter'

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Hester Prynne emerged from the property left all to herself after her husband departed to sea. The misery brought upon Hester Prynne became the calling of her to the Black Man. She wondered how this man could have betrayed her in stealing her youth in such a way that would drain her happiness. This life has brought enough misery to the point where the same dark question often rose into her mind. Was existence worth accepting? This repeating question wasn’t her own mind asking, the Black Man often ran inside her mind and controlled her thoughts On a dark and gloomy day, the Hester Prynne decided her fate was better under regulations of the Black Man in the forest. On the path to witchery Hester met ways with her reverend, Arthur Dimmesdale, who seemed desperately lonely. Hester decides to spill her heart out to the lovely reverend about her sad and lonely life and decision to join the Black Man as no other option is available. Dimmesdale, finding similarities in Hester’s suffering, confesses the embarrassment of never coming to love another human soul. The two were closely tempted into joining the Black Man and following his path just when attraction between Dimmesdale and Hester flowed through the two souls. “I would like to…show more content…
As the two approached the property, left behind by the old man, Dimmesdale had a question in his face which seemed to have vanished. A strong ecstatic connection felt in the blood of the two led to what would be defined as the biggest sin in Puritan history. What was supposed to be a cup of tea became the act of getting funky, in a way that was overly explicit. How was it possible that a woman as pure as Hester Prynne could have betrayed her husband for someone she wasn’t capable of understanding. Thus, Hester Prynne, whose heart was soon to lose its regular and healthy throb, would wander for the rest of her life in punishment for the adultery she had
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