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Unconfessed Sin and Redemption in "The Scarlet Letter"

Summary: Nathaniel Hawthorne demonstrates in "The Scarlet Letter" how unconfessed sin undoes lives and makes the sinner begin to believe that redemption is out of the question. But when the chracters in the novel do obtain redemption, their burden of sin is lifted.
Just as St. Augustine believed, "[Redemption] is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again." Although sin orbits around each soul, human beings are able to free themselves from the dark world of hell with God's grace. Just like Hester in the Scarlet Letter, she is saved after she redeems herself, unfortunately, when one (Dimmesdale) refuses to seek God's forgiveness, he dooms himself to an inevitable life of sorrow. It is said that sins shapes the sinners and their lives are determined by their actions. It is not how much one has sinned but instead whether they have the courage to wear their emblem of infamy across their chest publicly that truly determines the quality of their life. In order for one's sin to disappear, one must...

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