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  • Dimmsdale's Sin
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    People judge others they encounter based upon their own values. These values are acquired through experiences in the home, school, at work, and with friends. A person is taught from their parents at a very young age what is right and wrong, but they may fail to realize that the values the yare taught are filtered through the minds of those who teach. Therefore one is a product of their previous generation adding our his or her judgement to the values that we will pass on. Hawthorne judges the ch...
  • Hesters Sin
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    The virtue of truth and the evil of secret sin are clearly illustrated in the novel, The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The three main characters in this novel display their own honesty and sins. Hester Prynne exhibits the essence of truth and pride when she bravely faces the humiliation of the scaffold. In chapter 17, when Hester apologizes to Dimmesdale about concealing Chillingworth identity, she says, In all things else, I have striven to be true! Truth was the one virtue wh...
  • Novel Chillingworth's Physical Appearance
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    What is the case for an extreme obsession? Why is it that occasionally, someone will become so obsessed with an object or idea that it corrupts their personality? In the novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates a character by the name of Chillingworth who shares in that same type of obsession. After his wife, hester, has an affair with a minister, Aur ther Dimmesdale, he pledges to have vengeance. despite his wife's unwillingness to reveal her partner, He Chillingworth's corrupt...
  • Evil And Sinful Acts
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    One belief that people live by is that evil is the nature of mankind, yet there are others that feel man has good intentions but those intentions can be overrun by the devil. Nathaniel Hawthorne points out that the former is true of all people in the novel The Scarlet Letter. In this novel, there are three main characters who commit evil and sinful acts, but each act is at a different degree of sinfulness (i.e. the sins get worse as the story goes a-long). These three sinners, in the eyes of the...
  • Evil And Sinful Acts
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    Power of Sin In "The Scarlet Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne presents three main characters that commit evil and sinful acts, where each act is at a different degree of sinfulness. These three sinners (in the eyes of the Puritan community) are: the beautiful Hester Prynne, the esteemed Reverend Dimmesdale, and the cold-hearted doctor Roger Chillingworth. Hawthorn believes that evil is the nature of man but that there are different magnitudes of evil- some choose to fight it, like Hester, and some ch...
  • Chillingworth's Second Sin Causes Death To Dimmesdale
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    Chillingworth: A Sinful Man From the beginning of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, Roger Chillingworth is a man that is capable of love, and slowly emerges into a man that is capable of evil. Chillingworth's first initial sin is marrying Hester who was a generation younger than him. His second sin is betraying Minister Dimmesdale. In this case of Roger Chillingworth, two sins control his destiny. Chillingworth's first sin causes Hester to be unhappy. Her unhappiness was due to the...
  • Arthur Dimmesdale And Roger Chillingworth Sins
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    Everyone has violated either moral or religious law at least once in his or her entire lifetime. On the outside, they might be 'looking pure as new-fallen snow; while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves. ' (p. 116) Some walk secretly with this heavy sin in their heart, while others get shamed in public because their sin is displayed openly. Since these sins are all different, the consequences and the significance may also vary in importance...
  • Chillingworth As The Greatest Sinner
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    Sin is considered something highly immoral, a despicable act that defies divine law. Anyone who commits a sin is regarded as a serious offender of that which is pure. In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne left it to the reader to determine who was the real wrongdoer in the novel. Was it the adulterous Hester Prynne, or the hypocritical Arthur Dimmesdale, or the revenge obsessed Roger Chillingworth? Puritan belief tells us it should be Hester Prynne, because she was a weak-willed ...
  • Chillingworth Believes Dimmesdale
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    In the book The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a character by the name of Roger Chillingworth had committed the unpardonable sin and he basically killed another character, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. Everyone has been in a position where they have had the chance of manipulating or blackmailing someone. Chillingworth did exactly that and ended up breaking down Dimmesdale to his death. Dimmesdale was not the single one affected by Chillingworths deeds. Chillingworth had a spouse, but no o...
  • Hester And Chillingworth
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    Roger Chillingworth The Scarlet Letter, a classic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, depicts the sins of three individuals all tied together by common threads. Although the title emphasizes Hester Prynne's sin of adultery, symbolized by the scarlet "A" that she wears every day on the bodice of her dress, there is another character who the narrator gives the impression of creating greater sin. Roger Prynne, better known in the book as Roger Chillingworth, who is also Hester Prynne's husband that she t...

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