Sequelae Of Sin In The Scarlet Letter

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Sequelae of Sin Can a sin be forgiven? A particularly weighty question for for the Puritans because God decided. People can judge someone for a sin, but they untimely do not know what God has in store for them. The Puritan’s always lived their lives doing good deeds in order to get a step closer to God and take a glimpse at their outcome, heaven or hell. When someone enacted in sin, they would feel its moral consequences. No one felt this more than Hester and Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both of them went through a fair amount of anguish for their act of adultery, a substantial sin in the Puritan belief. As a result, Hester and Dimmesdale wanted to find a way to get back onto God’s side, so they went on pursuit to redeem themselves. Hester deals with her sin on a day to day basis. She knows though that she can fix her sin. Hester needs to accept her sin because “[h]eaven would show mercy” (Hawthorne 180) and…show more content…
He knew that the sin he committed held him down and kept him from living a prosperous life. With this, he sought to fix “earth’s heaviest burden on them” (Hawthorne 195) by finding his true self. Dimmesdale wanted to lose this burden, but needed to find his true self. He, the only one to transform himself, pursued a higher quality existence. Because of “the minister’s own will” (Hawthorne 198), he could escape the torment from his moral maze. He found his true self that eventually led to him confessing his sin. In the Puritan way of life, confessing a sin creates high-risk because the repercussions could consist of harsh punishment. Therefore, it took a lot for Hester and Dimmesdale to confess their sin of adultery. The sin they committed produced serious turmoil for them, but they both figured out how to deal with it. The citizens of the small Puritan town saw them as sinners, but God saw through the morality and witnessed their sense of
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