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Scarlett Letter Contrary to the opinions of most of my peers I personally thought this novel The Scarlett Letter was quiet interesting It was a story of lust of hate and of consequences let us recap this story together The novel begins by explaining that Hester Prynne has committed adultery and has a child with a man that is not her husband Hester will not tell who the father of this child Pearl is As a punishment for her sin she must stand on a scaffold and receive the insults of the people for three hours and she must wear a scarlet A on her bosom for the rest of her life as a symbol for her sin Hester found out that her formerly assumed dead husband was actually alive when she saw her husband standing in the crowd watching her on the scaffold Later Hesters husband Roger Chillingworth visits her in jail Roger apologizes that he was late but explains that he was captured by Indians and held captive He convinces Hester not to reveal that he is her long lost husband but swear that he will find and seek revenge on the father of this baby Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and his friend John Wilson are introduced at the scaffold begging Hester to reveal the father of the baby so that he may suffer just as Hester does Ironically it turns out that Arthur Dimmesdale was the father of the baby and he and Hester knew it Roger Chillingworth who was a physician as well as Hesters husband moves in with Reverend Dimmesdale because Dimmesdale was growing ill While living with Dimmesdale he grows suspicious that Dimmesdale is the father of Pearl and seeks revenge on him by hurting him more than curing him of his illness But this was only a suspicion until one night Chillingworth opened Dimmesdales shirt while he was sleeping and discovers a scarlet A on
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