The Importance Of Strengths In The Scarlet Letter
After he gives his sermon, he does not walk with a healthy gait. He is again feeble and there is an odd expression on his face. Dimmesdale’s strength has left him and he knows how to fix it. He knows it is his guilt eating away at his conscience that is making him so weak. He decides to end Chillingworth’s hold on him by confession his sin publicly. As seen through the characters of Hester and Dimmesdale, the strength needed to carry on in life can come from the encouragement and example of others. Up until the end, Dimmesdale relied on Hester. All of Dimmesdale’s strength during the course of the story was given to him from Hester. If someone offers their help, do not reject it. Friends are there to support and guide each other during tough times. True friends help each other overcome their weaknesses and fully display their strong point. A true friend is always there to share their strength.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850.
North Shore Community College. Literature related to Hester and Pearl in the Scarlet Letter. 1 September 2002. 19 October 2011