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Scarlet Letter- Results of SinBy Alan Eugene Sims JrThere are many ways to interpret literature Nathaniel Hawthorne is considereda very influential writer of the American Transcendentalist era his writingdeals a lot with the Puritan times including his famous novel The ScarletLetter The Scarlet Letter deals with the adulterous sin of Hester Prynneand Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale the vengeance of Roger Chillingsworth andthe townspeoples attitude towards Hester and her daughter Pearl Sin canbe categorized many ways but most importantly one should remember thatbad things always develop from sin The fact that Hester and the ministersinned led to the townspeople looking down on Hester and Pearl while ReverendDimmesdale concealed his crime of passion making Hesters scarlet letterA the central symbol of the novelAs the people of Boston scrutinized Hester and Pearl their devotion to theLords word soon turned to hatred At the very least they should have putthe brand of a hot iron on Hester Prynnes forehead were the thrashfulwords of an autumnal matron in a throng of people Under the appellationof Roger Chillingsworth Hesters former husband constantly battered herThese actions filled him full of vengeance soon making him into a fiendFrom the people treating Hester bad and the unruly acts of Roger Chillingsworthit is clearly shown that one sin can lead to many othersAnother example of sin erupting into more evils is Reverend Dimmesdalescamouflage act with his duality in the adulterous parody Chillingsworthtreated the minister even more uncivilized than he treated Hester this earnedhim the title of the leech As a physician he was well respected but hisfiendish acts of hatred towards the minister turned him into a black devilSeven years after Hester served her persecution on the scaffold with youngPearl Reverend Dimmesdale served his punishment Not only did the sin ofReverend Dimmesdale make him lose all consciousness when he confessed hiscrime he lost his life to the cause Through trying to avoid his sin thereverend mademore devils take hold of his lifeThe scarlet letter A is
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