Religious Acceptance In The Scarlet Letter

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Self Deprecation for Religious Acceptance Culpability, responsibility for a fault or wrongdoing. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tragedy The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne depicts one of the most prevalent themes in the novel to be that of guilt. The beloved town preacher, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and a lonely potential widow, Hester Prynne, commit one of the most detrimental events to each of their individual lives. Disregarding god’s seventh commandment that “thou shalt not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14). As a result of these repugnant events they are left with a daughter named Pearl, who will constantly remind them of the sin they committed and constantly bring about guilt of that same event everyday. Some say that culpability allows the body and
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