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Essay | Scarlet Letter: Character Comparison

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Scarlet Letter.
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Scarlet Letter: Character Comparison

Summary: Examines The Scarlet Letter, a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Compares the characters Rev. Dimmesdale and Chillingworth. Describes how they would fare in a perfect Puritan society.
Dimmesdale, a man of faith and strong beliefs was supposed to be the "true religionist" of the Puritan community. People devoted their lives to show moral perfection to Dimmesdale, which gave him "superiority" and a "reputation of whitest sanctity" in the church. Weary and desolate, he fell to temptations in a moment of weakness to Hester. Her serenity and seductiveness helped to lead to his error in judgment and ultimately his death. The guilt and anguish that barricaded his heart led to physical and psychological deterioration that weakened him eternally. He began imagining vivid hallucinations that caused him to believe that "the whole universe is false" and "it shrinks to nothing within his grasp." After he regained his sanity and logical thinking, he attempted to defy fate in order to change the social moral code of the puritan society. The Sunday that followed he preached the...

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This section contains 656 words
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