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Let me begin by quoting the most read book ever the Bible Jesus does equate committing adultery with having lust in your heart Matthew 527-28 and committing murder with having hatred in your heart Matthew 521-22 This excerpt from the Bible implies that all sins are equal but only in the eyes of God Sins when not viewed through the eyes of God however can be worse than others In The Scarlet Letter there was a plethora of sins committed Hester Prynnes sin of course was committing adultery with Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Roger Chillingworths sin on the other hand was the hidden torturing of Dimmesdale Both are sins and nonetheless viewed equal in the eyes of God One of these sins though is more horrendous than the other It is clearly insinuated in the text that the sin committed by Mr Roger Chillingworth was more egregious than that of Mrs Hester Prynne The reason to indulge into sin for Hester compared to Chillingworth has contrasting intentions Hesters sin was committed with love not hate as its intent She married 1 Chillingworth without loving him and therefore it is natural for her to seek someone she loves She had no intentions of hurting anyone Chillingworth on the other hand is interested only in the deliberate destruction of Dimmesdale rather than trying to right the wrongs which have been committed by Hester and Dimmesdale No good can come out of Chillingworths sin because torturing someone emits no positive outcome Hester is quoted as saying A mortal man with once a human heart has become a fiend for his especial torment page 168 It is also said She thought of those long-past dayswhen he used to emergeand sit down in the firelight of their home and in the light of her nuptial smile page 172 These quote shows that Chillingworth was once a loving man but in the course of carrying out his sin has turned evil Hesters
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