The Sin Of Arthur Dimmesdale In The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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In the novel, the Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the characters reveal the truth of their sin. the author shows all of the characters sins in depth. he includes things such as description, action, and dialogue to greatly describe the severity of their problems. Dimmesdale reveals his inner sin through the action he prevails, speech, and through the author's description of his character. Dimmesdale is depicted as “the reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, half frozen to death, overcome with shame.”(89). This clearly shows that he no longer knows what to do with himself and that his guilt has overcome him and his physical features. The next way he shows his sin is more subtle, but Hester picks up on it. “She knew the Minister to be in the habit of taking contemplative walks along the shores.” (114). Dimmesdale is self reflecting his sin by thinking about it with longs walk on the shore. the final way Dimmesdale shows his sin is through talking. “Has the mother not expressed this through in the dress of the poor child, so strongly reminding us of that red symbol burning on her bosom?’ (68). the minister is standing up for Hester because they both share the sin. …show more content…

she does it through actions, speech, and Hawthorne's description as well. the first way she shows it is through her actions. “she was mindful of her mistakes and misfortunes.” (51). This quote shows that she is not severe with her punishment. Hester also says some things in the story that reveal her sins as well. “I have greatly wronged you” murmured Hester ”We wronged each other” answered he. (44). This piece of dialogue from hester shows that she feels bad for what she has done. The next thing the author uses to shows sin is description. “Hester Prynne was now fully aware of the deep influences she was responsible for’ (171). Hester is fully aware of the sins she has caused and she doesn't know how to handle the

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