Compare And Contrast Hester And Dimmesdale Forgiven

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Hester and Dimmesdale are both forgiven because even though they did commit a sin they both confessed and apologized. When Hester and Dimmesdale are trying to leave, Hester takes off the letter and the sun shines on her, she lets her hair down and she is beautiful. “Her sex, her youth, and the whole richness of her beauty, came back from what men call the irrevocable past, and clustered themselves with her maiden hope, and a happiness before unknown, within the magic circle of this hour.” When God sees the letter on Hester it almost seems that he frowns upon her with a dark shadow and almost shows that he is upset she still wears the letter. When she takes it off the sun shines on her and she is beautiful like God is happy and proud that she took the letter off.…show more content…
“There was no one place so secret- no high place nor lowly place, where thou couldst have escaped me- save on this scaffold.” Dimmesdale was selfish and a little cruel in the beginning because he did not confess until the end of the story when he was dying. Since he did confess to his sin and he did finally apologize, since God is merciful, Dimmesdale was forgiven. Hester and Dimmesdale tried to hide or get rid of the letter because they both do not want to wear it. Dimmesdale and Hester obviously do not want to wear or else they would be proud to wear it rather than hide it and try to get rid of it. They both know it is a bad symbol and they are ashamed to wear the letter. “So speaking, she undid the class that fastened the Scarlet letter, and taking it from her bosom, threw it to a distance among the withered leaves.” Hester would not of taken the letter off and throw it into a distance unless she really did not want to wear
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