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Rev Arthur Dimmesdale is one of the major characters in the story The Scarlet Letter In this story Arthur Dimmesdale plays the part of the towns reverend He has a high position in society and is viewed as one of the good and polite kind of guy by the society This man has a sort of dark side he has a little secret that no one knows except for the main character Hester Prynne This little secret that he has kept hidden from the Townspeople all this time are in fact that he had commited adultery by having an affair with Hester Prynnee From keeping this secret hidden all this time Arthur Dimmesdale has undergone Some type of psylogical damage Through this psylogical damage he also undergoes physical damage This physical damage is a scar of an A on his chest You may be wondering why an A Well as you may recall when Hester Prynne was commited as an adultress they made her wear the letter A on the chest area of her clothing So Arthur Dimmesdale must have felt so bad that he didnt confess to being the mand that Hester Prynne had an affair with that his psylogical state of mind produced the A on his chest You may often find Mr Dimmesdale with his hand over his chest This may be because of the A on his chest who knows Or maybe it is because his soul has been injured and he feels pain from this Some good has come from this affair Due to this affair they have produced a Beautiful little girl named Pearl On the other hand the bad that has happened was that Dimmesdale didnt confess about the affair which made him sort of a liar Since he didnt confess Hester and Pearl have to live in seclusion Another bad thing that has happened is vengence by the chilling husband of Hester Prynne Dr
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