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How Does The Scarlet Letter Be Forgiven

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In the story of the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne presents us a religion repressive society. In this society, It's inhabitant lives under strict moral code, transgressors were isolated and punished. Hawthorn questions if religious society should be ruled by grace, our main characters were statements that sinner can be forgiven. Pearl functioned as the second scarlet letter and hope to Hester and Dimmesdale. She continually reminds our characters there is no escape to sin. Pearl throw a fit when Hester took off the Scarlet letter. Her existence keeps Hester to kindness. Hester gives back to the community, making up for her sins. In fact, you can say Hester had transferred the scarlet letter from a symbol of shame to grace. "Such helpfulness…show more content…
Be true! Be true!" were essential to forgiveness. If Dimmesdale had admitted his sin from the beginning of the story, he would've avoided vengeance from Chillingworth. Had Hester reveal Chillingworth's identity, Dimmesdale would've known about his Chillingworth's intention. Thankfully, it wasn't all too late to do. When Dimmesdale finally be "true" to himself, he drifts the three away from their fate. Dimmesdale released himself from self-torture. Chillingworth released himself from endless vengeance and isolation from humanity. Some might say, Hester never came to forgiveness, because she returns to New England and wears the red A on her bosom once again. As if, she can’t forgive herself. Yet, I believe that's not the meaning Hawthorn has intended, Hester was able to live with her sin. She's no longer deem meaning in the red A. She becomes "true" to herself. "Here had been her sin; here, her sorrow; and here was yet to be her penitence. She had returned, therefore, and resumed,—of her own free will, for not the sternest magistrate of that iron period would have imposed it,—resumed the symbol of which we have related so dark a tale." -Chapter 24 of the Scarlet Letter.Hester not only forgiven herself, she carries on and lived with her sin with no shame. To me, the story ended in a beautiful
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