Who doesn’t have a deep, dark or secret sin? Unfortunately, no one does. Everyone lives life hiding it from public, keeping it away from people’s sight. The reason why we behave like this is because people have the tendency on judging each other without knowing the true meaning or the reason of the thing their judge is based. A group of English Protestants called Puritans believed that all people are born sinners, and they can never get away of their sinful nature.
His life's work has been dedicated to God, and now his sin has tainted it. He feels that he is a fraud and is not fit to lead the people of the town to salvation. His secret guilt a much heavier burden than Hester's since he must hold it all within himself. This also reveals Dimmesdale weakness. Arthur wanted desperately to admit his sin to the world, which is shown throughout the book.
For most of The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale chose to lie. Dimmesdale also believes that his sin has taken the meaning out of his life. His life's work has been dedicated to God, and now his sin has tainted it. He feels that he is a fraud and is not fit to lead the people of the town through their Puritan beliefs. Dimmesdale knows that he has done wrong.
The puritan society punished her by making her stand on the scaffold for three hours while holding her infant, “She clutched the child so fiercely to her breast, that it sent forth a cry; she turned her eyes downward at the scarlet letter, and even touched it with her finger, to assure herself that the infant and the shame was real.”(pg50). But later on the real meaning of the letter gets altered. Later on in the story the letter is viewed differently by the puritan society, The ... ... middle of paper ... ...ey saw the letter 'A' on Arthur Dimmesdale's chest “Most of the spectators testified to having seen, on the breast of the unhappy minister, a Scarlet letter-the very semblance of that worn by Hester Prynne-imprinted in the flesh.”(pg201), and some people suggested an idea that Roger Chillingworth the one who has made thisd mysterious letter show up on Dimmesdale's chest “Others contended that the stigma had not been produced until a long time subsequent, when old Roger Chillingworth, being a potent necromancer, had caused it to appear, through the agency of magic and poisonous drugs.” but strangely there were group of people who testified that they have seen nothing on his chest, “who were spectators of the whole scene, and professed never once to have removed their eyes from the Reverend Mr.Dimmesdale, denied that there was any mark whatever on his breast.”(pg211).
Constant harsh critiquing on anything is bad because people who do this don't see any other options. They don’t accept the opinions of others and they remain convinced in their own minds that only they are right. Eventually, these people dismiss others and hurt others, making those around them feel bad about themselves. Very often these people alienate those around them and they wind up alone and as miserable as they make others feel. The results of constant harsh criticism are serious and they affect people differently.
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." How we act now, we so busy judging people that we don't even get to know them first. In our society and the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, we casted out people and hurt them, even though they did not do anything wrong. Through these situations we notice how harsh we can be towards others that are innocent. We are prejudice to people for a lot of different reasons.
All humans are born sinners, but I believe that you have the power to control your sin. In conclusion, I think that Puritanism was a religion that was almost impossible for human beings to live by. They had no way of knowing whether they were going to be condemned or redeemed when they were laid to rest. Not knowing would make your life miserable and make you not want to believe. With Christianity you are guaranteed a place in Heaven as long as you commit and accept God as your Savior and Lord.
This first point on my list is sin. Everybody on earth sins, so it’s not like Christians don’t, but we try not to as well as we can and go to confession. Sin happens all the time and is often overlooked as why it is wrong. Obviously sin is important, because a man, Jesus Christ, died just so that we could be saved from them. Sin is so powerful, because it causes people to get mad at each other for whatever thing they did wrong.
Lust is a sin. So even generally “good” people are not good enough to get to heaven on ones own. Once they come to this realization, and can admit they are sinners on the way to hell, because they are not ... ... middle of paper ... ...3: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”. Finally step “C”, is to Confess your sins. Jesus has paid the price for all of ones sins past, present and future.
Dimmesdale, Chillingworth and Hester all committed miserable sins, but there is one who stands out from the rest. Dimmesdale is the worst sinner. Unlike Hester, he does not grow from his sin. He does not learn his lesson and use the faults of his past to become a better person. And contrary to Chillingworth, he does not come forth with his sins.