Sin and Redemption:
The Transformations of Prynne, Chillingsworth, and Dimmesdale
In " The Scarlet Letter, ” Hawthorne reveals the consequences of sin while an important aspect in the lives of Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingsworth, and Arthur Dimmesdale. The sin committed, marriage act, between Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale had triggered the birthday of their faithful little girl, Treasure. This trouble ruined the three main characters' lives totally in different methods. With the desprovisto committed, there are different ways the characters responded to this: embracing the sin, concealing the desprovisto, and becoming obsessed and used with this. With each reaction to the sin there are also diverse actions of redemption. The sin of adultery and the power to better oneself coming from a bad thing is pictured through the existence of Hester Prynne. Hester's sin was that she had a child with Dimmesdale once she was married to another man, Chillingsworth. As a abuse for this desprovisto, she was forced to wait in ignominy while the entire town ridiculed her. She was also forced to wear a scarlet page " A” on her torso, which was made from " great red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread” (37). The letter was to be donned as a frequent reminder of her sin and induced her to be " the overall symbol.. of women's frailty and sinful passion” (54). At first the letter induced the " young and real.. to look at her scarlet page flaming on her behalf breast” as a sign of what not to do (54). Although Hester required this open public humiliation and guilt and chose to adopt it rather than hiding via it. The lady faced the " question of her daily disgrace [to] free her soul” (55). To rebuild their self from her sin, she tried to perform good by helping anyone possible, even the " wretches less unpleasant than herself” and attempted her far better make very little seem saint-like (57). This procedure of seeking forgiveness from your townspeople had taken several years, nevertheless after seven years, the " outcast of contemporary society at once...
Offered: Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. New york city: Dover Music Editions, year 1994. Print.