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Confess thy truth and thou shall have eternal rest I belive that is the moral to be taught in this novel of inspirational love yet a novel of much sorrow The impossible became possible in The Scarlet Letter a story set back in the Puritan Times In this response I will give my reactions in writing to different aspects of the novelthe characchters my likes and dislikes my questions and my opinion of the harsh Puritain lifestyleHester Prynne the Reverend Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth each suffered guilt in their own way in the novel The Scarlet Letter In the beginning of the novel Hester Prynne should have not suffered the way she did on the scaffold alone She was forced to be intergated by the high-officials of the town while holding her little Pearl in arms Making matters worse the father of the child was in that very group of officals She was then sentenced to wear the scarlet letter A showing her guilt externally Unable to take it off she was forced to show her guilt to the entire settlement However the Reverend Dimmesdale suffered internally with a scarlet letter of his own engraved in his mind and on his chest as well He felt like he betrayed God and beat himself in a frenzy to prove his wrongdoing He often questioned wheather his authority was true or not Roger Chillingworth suffered the least because he only failed to reveal the secret that he knew the father of the child who Hester Prynne was forced to live with This small restriction to his life forced him to suffer internallyI had different likes and dislikes in the novel The Scarlet Letter There were many things that needed to be judged to fit into the given catagories including character attitudes and character decisions For example the attitude displayed from the Reverend Mr Dimmesdale was rather unnapealing to me There are different ways of settling ones guilt
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