Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter ' By Nathaniel Hawthorne Essay

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Jacob Bretzke
November 1, 2016
Period 4 Dimmesdale’s Poetic Justice In life people tend to compare their actions to others going through the same thing. Doing this can give people a temporary sense of comfort knowing that they are not alone in their sin or wrongdoings. This action of comparing separates successful people and unsuccessful people. Those who achieve success don 't need to make excuses as they know it will get them nowhere, as people who don 't reach success make up reasons why they are this way. If people live out this lie they are becoming a victim, this mentality that they are average and no worse than others can actually make them bitter and unsuccessful. In the book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne a puritan society is plagued by hypocrisy and sin. The three main characters Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth, and Arthur Dimmesdale are all endowed with a deep underlying sin. Out of the three Dimmesdale is the worst sinner in the town because he is a coward for not admitting his sin. Dimmesdale is not only the most complex character in the book but his way of self pity and guilt give a sense of confusion among the other characters. Dimmesdale displays his cowardice many times in The Scarlet Letter. He does this because he is scared to admit his sin in fear that the town will reject him. Dimmesdale had many great opportunities to admit his sin and learn to live with what he had but he always had ways to justify his sin. He told Hester
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