Dimmesdale And Chillingworth Should Be Forgiven In The Scarlett Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Are they forgiven? Dalenberg 1 Should they be forgiven? There are many reasons On both sides whether they should be forgiven or not. Some say yes some no but which makes more sense and what answer has more info than the other. Hester got in trouble for cheating on someone but will she be forgiven of that? Dimmesdale and Chillingworth have been treating her bad causing them some trouble. But there is reasoning behind that also. They are forgiven of their sins. They are forgiven of their sins. Hester is clearly forgiven for the fact the Puritan society says she is. In chapter 14, Chillingworth on page 264 tells Hester that he has heard good “good tidings” of her and the town's fathers have considered removing her scarlet letter from her bosom. In the book it says, “Why, mistress, I hear, good tidings of you on all hands.” “No longer ago than Yester-eve, a …show more content…

Chillingworth has caused lots of people trouble and most town’s people wouldn’t forgive him. He was forgiven by Pearl who he gave all his money and belongings to and made her forgive him of what he has done. On page 412 it says that “At old Roger Chillingworth’s decease (which took place within a year), and by his last will and testament, of which governor Bellingham and the reverend Mr. Wilson were executors, he bequeathed a very considerable amount of property, both here in England, to little Pearl the daughter of Hester Prynne.” That shows what was given to Pearl to make her like him. Dimmesdale forgiveness was different. He was forgiven from being buried with Hester’s tombstone and was buried with her. It says that “It was close to the old sunken grave, but separate a space, as if the dust of the two of the eternal sleepers who had no right to mix. Yet one tombstone was carved for the two of the graves.” Those being buried next to each other showed their

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