Hester's Sin In The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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All men have sin on their conscience; however, sin without diffusion by mercy can grow and become a dangerous destructive entity. Nathaniel Hawthorne emphasizes this in his novel, The Scarlet Letter. Hester Prynne seems to be a normal Puritan citizen until the discovery of her affair with an unknown man. As penance for her crime she has to wear a Scarlet Letter ‘A’ on her bosom for the rest of her life. This Scarlet Letter reveals other more than just her sin to Hester; it reveals the secret sins of others. Hester’s sin does not just affect Hester; it also affects her secret lover, Reverend Dimmesdale, her love child Pearl, and Hester's husband Roger Chillingworth. First, Dimmesdale does not publically expose his sin of adultery which
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