The Scarlet Letter Arthur Dimmesdale Analysis

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Dimmesdale develops because in the beginning of the novel, he is a devout Puritan, and as the reader gets more into the novel, they recognize that Arthur Dimmesdale does not truly know himself and “have it all together” the way that every other person thinks that he does. Dimmesdale, the human depiction of "human frailty and sorrow," is young, pale, and physically unhealthy. He has large, sad-looking eyes and a constantly trembling mouth, suggesting that Dimmesdale is sensitive. As an ordained Puritan minister, he is well educated, and he has a philosophical train of thought. He is obviously fully devoted to God, passionate in his religion, and effective behind a minister’s podium. He also has the principal conflict in the novel, and his everlasting
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