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The Role Of Forgiveness In The Scarlet Letter

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I truly believe Hester and Dimmesdale achieved forgiveness by the end of the story. Through the Puritan view, they believe every individual rides on a highway to Hell. However, The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, bickers against the Puritan view and God himself. I fell into Hawthorne’s side of the argument, that argument of his saying all people stand forgiven and not Hellbound. To begin with my argument, let us look at the signs Hester experienced and had showing she truly had forgiveness from god. For instance, the flood of sunshine that occurred in the woods when Hester removed the Scarlet Letter from her bosom “All at once, as with a sudden smile of heaven, forth burst the sunshine, pouring a very flood into
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