Light In Scarlet Letter

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Ponder this, have you ever wondered what it would be like if the whole town hated you because you were punished for sinning even though everyone is a sinner. You tried to make things right, but it only made it harder on yourself. The Scarlet letter was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the middle of the 17th century. The story takes place in Boston and was first published in 1850. This novel is important in the modern age because it teaches one how to overcome challenges they might face and how using a light and dark state of mind might help one to figure out the problem they might be facing. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne uses the symbols of light and dark to depict good and evil among the characters, Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and…show more content…
Arthur was torn between admitting he was wrong and confessing his sin or to hide it and let Hester be the mockery of the town by herself. In The Scarlet letter Arthur was Hester’s lover, but no one knew it. Arthur was the towns priest and no one could ever know what he did because it was a very bad sin in their eyes. Hawthorne states in The Scarlet Letter, “The minister, with a voice so sweet, tremulous, but powerful, insomuch that the hall reechoed, and the hollow amour rang with it” (104). The minister was a very nice and sweet man. Arthur seemed very trustworthy and Hester did not think he would tell the townspeople about their sin. She did not think he would tell about their sin because it would make him look bad as the town’s reverend by committing adultery. Arthur helped Roger with his experience in the medical field. Arthur did this because he was a nice man, until Roger wanted to get revenge on him. Hawthorne states, “In Dimmesdale’s secret closet, under lock and key, there was a bloody scourge…fasting for days…stayed awake for vigils” (133). Arthur was secretly evil and Hester was the only one who knew it. Hester knew this because she kept a close eye on him. Chillingworth does not want to seek revenge against Roger and he does not want to harm him. Arthur was the type to do anything to succeed and he did very well considering he left everything to his daughter when he
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