How Did Arthur Dimmesdale Change Throughout The Scarlet Letter

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Arthur Dimmesdale has experienced multiple changes during the novel. During the novel, Arthur Dimmesdale has been extremely convicted about the sin he has committed because he hasn't told anyone but Hester about it. Arthur is so extremely convicted that he intentionally tried to hurt himself every day in order to cope with his horrible sin. To avoid telling anyone, Hester, Pearl, and Arthur plan to board a Spanish ship headed to Europe. Arthur and Hester believe that in doing this, he will not be as convicted and will be able to live a happy and wonderful life with Hester and Pearl. Arthur's sudden change might account for Pearl and he being reunited in the forest. In terms of Hawthorne's hidden sin and revealed sin, I believe that Hester has

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