Morbidity Of Spirit In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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In Nathaniel Hawthorne 's “Scarlet Letter” three characters embodie the morbidity of spirit. The Characters this essay will be speaking of are Dimmsdale and Hester Prynne. I will show you how they show their morbidity and how they reacted to their sin. Hester Prynne in the beginning of the book was young and beautiful. As she grew older and lived under her punishment her features grew harsher . In time she seemed “like a ghost”(88). She seemed to only focus on her letter. When hester was released from her cell she walked out revealing her “sick and morbid heart”(81). Showing that this judgment weighed heavily upon her. At one point Hester allows this to control her and decides to kill her daughter Pearl and herself. Sending pearl to heaven

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