Character Analysis Of Dimmesdale In The Scarlet Letter

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Rough draft two “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9. In the book The Scarlet Letter Mr. Author Dimmesdale, one of the main characters should have considered this verse while deciding to confess his sin. Unfortunately, Dimmesdale committed adultery with a beautiful girl named Hester Prim. Hester was punished for what she had done, and her and her new little girl went to live in exile. Dimmesdale, however, is facing a decision, to either confess his wrong doing or keep it a secret saving his job as a pastor. Everyone agrees that Dimmesdale committed adultery. Some people believe confession is the right thing to do. Controversy, others believe he…show more content…
Guilt when it is allowed to swell inside the human heart it becomes destructive to the soul and slaughters the heart. Dimmesdale let his heart become massacred by guilt, and guilt urges him slowly into madness. Alas, fear and regret of the past gradually creeps into Dimmesdale’s mind governing it’s every action every dissection. Dragged everywhere Dimmesdale journeys, Dimmesdale labors endlessly to carry the burden of sin. Slaughter, madness, and fear these are the things Dimmesdale let overcome his heart, mind, and…show more content…
One reason is that he was a fantastic minister. They believe that serving the church and keeping his sin secret is what is best for the community and his beloved church. This, however, is inequity because even though his sermons appeared excellent every time he stepped on the stage he lying. If he truly loved his church Dimmesdale would know that the deserved truth. The second reason some believe Dimmesdale should not have confessed his sin is he would be embarrassed. He would lose his job, friends, and reputation. But sin brings consequences, and Dimmesdale must face those consequences so that he can mature in the Lord. No matter what consequences come from confessing sin Dimmesdale must endure them with strength, perseverance and the encouragement and support of the Lord
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