Arthur Dimmesdale's Guilt Quotes

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The Toll of Emotions on the Human Soul:
Analyzing Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter At one point in our lives we have all experienced guilt and regret; we all understand that god-awful feeling that comes with these emotions. Though many people may not know the extremity and intensity this emotion can reach, its altitudes are endless as seen in Arthur Dimmesdale’s case in The Scarlet Letter. Guilt and regret have been figuratively said to tear one apart and practically eat one alive, but one can only imagine this in the literal sense. Arthur Dimmesdale has proven this to be true. Emotions can sometimes be overlooked or underestimated, but the consequences that are attached to these emotions can surpass the wildest of imaginations leading
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The phrase “a person cannot change,” based solely off of this novel, is contradicted by the character of Arthur Dimmesdale. his genuine traits were atrocious, but with heavy thought with deep understanding of the type of person he should be, he proved the phrase, to be wrong. Being presented with conflicts is what gives structure to an individual. Without having to handle any, they would not have any character, much to say any knowledge. Despite what people will say or what they are willing to do, no one should have to live with the burden of hiding their secret because they feel like they are saving themselves from deep agony and torture. Through this captivating novel, the reader can learn from Arthur Dimmesdale and his inner tortures, what heavyweight secrets can do onto a man’s soul. As the narrator states, "No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true." Nathaniel Hawthorne established ,through this captivating novel, the simple principle that lies and deception will ultimately conquer a man’s

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