Scarlet Letter: Hester And The Physician

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Hester and the Physician When Hester decides to tell Chillingworth to stop torturing Dimmesdale, he tells her that the townspeople are allowing her to take off her scarlet letter, but she says that she will remove it until she thinks she is worthy to do so. Hester has her own independent thoughts, she will only remove the scarlet letter on her own, and as hard as the Puritan try to define her worthiness, this statement denies that an individual’s worthiness should be defined by others. Chillingworth’s secret and seek for revenge had made him inhuman. Both him and the Puritans draw an equal sign between life and reputation, and this is what causes these people who say they are punishing sin to become sinful, and those prisoner who are referred
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