The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Essay

1775 Words Jan 4th, 2015 8 Pages
One day, a rich man decided to send his wife off to the new world. The two never really loved each other. However, the man decided it would be best to send her off and meet her again when he could come to America. As time passed the man never came. During this time she becomes more integrated into society and more unfaithful to her spouse. A young eminent minister, his name was Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, began to fancy the certain, beautiful, married woman, Hester Prynne. They begin to fall deeply in love and commit the sin of adultery. She is then ignominiously shamed by the community which forced to present a scarlet A on her bosom for the rest of her life. While the community abashed Hester on the scaffold, her husband, Roger Chillingworth, finally reaches America and finds her with a baby in her arms. These actions led to the story, a story of shame, sin and revenge. In the “Scarlet Letter” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne and Mr. Dimmesdale’s adulterous affairs led to an extreme amount guilt for both of them. The same act also brought a hypocritical nature and a lust for revenge by Roger Chillingworth. After Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne committed adultery, they began to feel guilt. Their guilt was very different though, one forced to show their guilt to the world, while the other had it build within him, growing in magnitude every day.
As a result of the adulterous actions committed by Hester Prynne and Mr. Dimmesdale, the two began to feel guilt. One had…

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