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It is often taught that the worst part of sin is not the sin itself but rather the effects of that sin on not only the sinner but also all the people around the sinner That is why the important lesson in The Scarlet Letter is not about the sin committed by Hester Prynne and the Reverend Master Dimmesdale but more importantly about the way the sin effects not just Hester Prynne and the Reverend Master Dimmesdale but other characters as well for the rest of their lives Hester Prynne is the most obviously effected by the sin by being marked with the scarlet letter but the less obvious effects are in her heart soul and mind For the rest of her life she will have to wear not only the scarlet letter on the outside but also on the inside feeling forever guilty about the sin she had committed But Hester Prynne unlike her partner in sin the Reverend Master Dimmesdale was able to partially over come her guilt and live a somewhat secluded life in peace The Reverend Master Dimmesdale was unable to overcome his guilt because unlike Hester Prynne he had to hide it Until the very last hour of his life the Reverend Master Dimmesdale could not confess to the sin and was forced to hold all his guilt in his heart where with the help of the flaming touch of Mr Roger Chillingworth it burned in his chest slowly destroying the Reverend Master Dimmesdales health to the point of his death Mr Roger Chillingworth husband of Hester Prynne was also effected in a great way by the sin committed by Hester Prynne and the Master Reverend Dimmesdale Mr Roger Chillingworth was not completely surprised to find out his wife had cheated on him She had made it known before their marriage that she felt no love for him However he was shocked that she
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