The True Meaning Of Dimmesdale's Scarlet Letter

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Rumors flew regarding how Dimmesdale got his scarlet letter: he carved it himself out of guilt, Chillingworth’s strong hatred increased its power, and that it was burnt onto him out of regret. All these rumors reflected the pain Dimmesdale got because he only thought of protecting his own reputation at first. Revealing that hiding anything and only to protect personal benefit will destroy one’s spirit and soul. Dimmesdale’s death impacted many characters. Chillingworth had no more sin to feed on and therefore withered; Pearl, found a happy new life in Europe. Hester not only accepted the scarlet letter as a part of her identity, after her death, the meaning of her scarlet letter changed, it now means her union with Dimmesdale. Throughout the
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