In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale as the religious leader who commits sin while serving as a religious leader. Hester Prynne who is condemned for being an adulteress is constantly being reminded of the horrible sin she has committed. The congregation, as well as Reverend Dimmesdale, talks about her and what she has done, but the congregation does not realize that the Reverend has committed the same sin. Reverend Dimmesdale says to the congregation, “I stand upon the spot where, seven years since… He bids you look again at Hester's scarlet letter! He tells you, that, with all its mysterious horror,...
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