The Scarlet Letter Essay | Guiltiest Character in the Scarlet Lettter

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Guiltiest Character in the Scarlet Lettter

Summary: Explores the Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Demonstrates that the character of Dimmesdale, the minister is ,ironically, the biggest sinner in the novel although it is Hester Prynne who is forced to wear the letter A.
Who is the guiltiest character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter? There are three main characters; Hester Prynne Roger Chillingworth, and Arthur Dimmesdale. They all committed greet sins but the answer is quite apparent to who the guiltiet one is. The Puritan minister, Dimmesdale, was the guiltiest character in this novel because of three reasons; the fact that he had a relationship with Hester knowing that she was married, his failure to look after his daughter, Pearl, and not following his role as a minister and a role model of the Puriton society that looked up to him.

Why did Dimmedale have an affair with Hester, knowing that she was already married? Did he not think about the consequences it would bring to her, and him, especially since he is the role model of the Puritan society. It seems like he didn't care what...

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