Arthur Dimmesdale In The Scarlet Letter

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Arthur Dimmesdale committed the same sin as Hester Prynne but unlike Hester he never confessed to the community making him a bigger coward and sinner. Dimmesdale is seen throughout the novel holding his chest on the same place the letter is attached to Hester Prynne, this shows that no one can run away from the scarlet letter, it will always be there to confront you whether you like it or not. Dimmesdale ignores the guilt that he feels for the horrible sin that he committed which causes him to be extremely ill, “While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tortured by some black trouble of the soul, and given over to the machinations of his deadliest enemy.”
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