Hester Vs Dimmesdale Character Analysis

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The wife who’s husband has gone missing, or the reverend who speaks the lord’s words everyday. Who shall be more guilty of a crime like adultery? Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale commit the act of adultery in Salem which then brings Pearl into the world. When Hester’s long lost husband returns to learn of her detriment, he sets out to find revenge on the man who did the deed with Hester, him and the other villagers unknowing it is Dimmesdale for 7 years. The debate between Hester and Dimmesdale is negotiated by George Bailey Loring’s “Hester versus Dimmesdale”. George Bailey Loring’s article argues that Dimmesdale is a coward, Dimmesdale self inflicts his pain by holding a secret, and Hester is the true hero of the novel to give the reader …show more content…
Town folk had outcasted her as a sinner and an adulteress, but were now calling her “Able” with all of the goodness she exerts on them. Also in the novel, the quote “She decided,moreover,that he had a right to her utmost aid”(109) which discusses Hester’s final decision to help Dimmesdale, proving her worthiness of being called a hero. Dimmesdale has done little to nothing for her, and yet she still chooses that helping him is her best option. As a woman, she also shows strong confidence especially as a mother. Pearl is a lot to handle but Hester never fails to meet her needs each and every day. Loring recognizes this in the …show more content…
She also exhibits bird like features and is completely defiant to her mom’s wishes. Even with all of Pearl’s rebellious activities, Hester proves to be strong and raises a later very successful daughter. Years after Dimmesdale passes, Hester still keeps doing good in her town of Salem. She acts as an advisor to other young women in conflict with the Puritan lifestyle, and just stays as a whole a good role model for those around. Her confidence is prominent, for she still wears the letter but instead of wearing it in shame, she wears it in a sense of pride. Hester exerts all Romanticism heroic qualities, even as a woman and proves to be the overall hero and savior of the

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