Chillingworth proved himself to be a hypocrite because although he was a doctor he inflicted harm upon Chillingworth rather than healing and only cared about revenge. Most of all the Puritans showed themselves to be hypocrites because they acted as if they never sinned. They judge Hester extremely harsh for her sin and yet were still willing to associate with her for the sake of vanity. Everything in The Scarlet Letter is covered with a layer of hypocrisy and evil. Both Hester and Dimmsdale knew that the secret they had should be revealed.
Pearl represents the sin of Lust by being the product rather than offender. Lastly, Dimmesdale represents the sin of Wrath. While it is the same sin as Chillingworth, Dimmesdale’s actions varied drastically from Chillingworth by Dimmesdale foc... ... middle of paper ... ...sing pain to himself and punishing himself to cure his conscience, and he finally kills himself as a result of this. While many people may think that Hester is the main source of sin throughout The Scarlet Letter, Chillingworth, Dimmesdale, and Pearl are equally portray sin as Wrath, Lust, and Wrath again respectively. The Scarlet Letter demonstrates that everyone will sin at some point in their life, whether that is directly, or being the result of a sin.
Hester was betrayed, tricked and allowed herself to become caught up in the evil desires of another. She then allowed herself to be trapped by sin, cau... ... middle of paper ... ...me year as a result of this. Roger Chillingworth's sin was the greatest committed because it ruled his life even until his death. Comparing between the sins of Hester Prynne, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth, the reader can easily establish that Roger Chillingworth committed the greatest sin. He did this by being ruled by hatred and the feeling of vengeance.
Dimmesdale is so overcome by his guilt and sin that he tries to hurt himself for everything he has done. "To the untrue man, the whole universe is false, it is impalpable, it shrinks to nothing within his grasp....The only truth that continued to give Mr. Dimmesdale a real existence on this earth was the anguish in his inmost soul." (Hawthorne 134) Obviously guilt, sin, revenge, and punishment in the book all revolve around the scarlet letter and everything that the characters tried to overcome. We can clearly see the lasting effects of unconfessed sin and how it can change your life. That’s why you should think and pray before you do
The Scarlet Letter People waste their lives all the time by making bad decisions, focusing their lives on destroying others, and wallowing in self pity and regret. Nathaniel Hawthorne shows in his novel, The Scarlet Letter, that people go through their lives casting off their true potential. Through the characters Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth, and Arthur Dimmesdale, Hawthorne shows that sin is not only evil because it is against God=s word, but because it can destroy the sinner. Sometimes the sin itself isn=t the worst act of the sinner, it is the wasting of their life. Hester Prynne commits more than one sin, but she is only publicly condemned for one.
He uses Hester, Chillingworth, Dimmesdale, and many other characters to prove his point thoroughly. Dimmesdale’s aftermath of his sin was definitely the worse of the three, ending in a sad, tragic death. Dimmesdale’s antipathy towards himself caused him not to live, and is a great example why, we should all learn to forgive.
The Scarlet Letter is a book that is all about sin and more importantly how people choose to deal with their sins. Hester is forced to confront her sin head on, Dimmesdale internalizes his sin until it builds up inside him to the point of his eventual death, and finally Chillingworth embraces his sins and the freedom that they give him in order to exact his revenge. Such is the nature of sin; it is at its most powerful when everyone is aware of it. When sin is made public, it has the power to punish as it did with Hester, or to remove a burden as it did with Dimmesdale.
These events happened to the character in Nathaniel Hawthorns The Scarlett Letter. Their sin affects the way that these characters live. The Nature of sin can bring the worst and best out of people. Whether it is hidden or know, the sin can bring good and bad things to the people who have sinned. Dimmsdale’s sin was locked inside him, as he ended up breaking down and decoding sick, and then died after revealing his sin.
It was, and still is in several religions, taken very seriously and considered to be the worst sin one can commit. As stated in the Christian Bible, "But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself" (Proverbs 6:32). This directly relates to Dimmesdale, who goes through great suffering due to his guilt. He lacked judgement by committing adultery without thinking about what his role is in the community; a well-regarded member of the ministry. He destroyed himself by being overwhelmed with extreme guilt and putting himself through rigorous self-punishment which eventually is the death of him.
She disregards any happy memories she ever had with and believes he has deeply wronged her which makes him the biggest sinner of all for ruinnig Hesters life. Hester tries to seek justice by escaping to the o... ... middle of paper ... ...r himself by trying to confess his sins to society before he dies. In Dimmsdale confession he says "behold me the one sinner of the world. "(chapter 23) Dimmsdale seeks justice for himself by confessing his sins so he may die as a man with a clean conciounce. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne displays a society filled with sinners who believe the are not the worst and that they deserve justice.