Comparison Of Hester And Dimmesdale In Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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Hester and Dimmesdale have a very unique love for eachother. Their love is reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet in the way that they are not able to pursue it. They are people who have been hardened and hurt by their past mistakes. They share that connection with each other unlike anyone else. Hester and Pearl go to meet up with Dimmesdale in the forest in complete effort to keep their relationship a complete secret. While discussing Dimmesdale’s faite, Hester feels that “the sacrifice of the clergyman’s good name, and death itself, ...would have been infinitely preferable to the alternative which she had taken upon” (Hawthorne, 149) meaning that she does not want him to suffer the same public shame that she did if he were to reveal their affair.
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