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This is Earnest Sandeens interpretation of the Scarlet Letter not as a story about sins and sinners but about the power of love Sandeen describes the love shared between Hester and Arthur through the hard ship both individuals would gladly sacrifice for one anotherAnd the fact tha you can see the power of love as they come together to fight for their relatioship Sandeen describes the suffering of humiliation of wearing the Scarlet Letter by the towns people And the only reason she endures this suffering so that her true love would not suffer the same humiliation or even death at the hands of the towns people For het to have held this secret for seven long years while continuing to live in the community with the badge of disgrace is a testtaments of her inner strenght of love for Arthur And when Hester told Arthur that Chillingworth was her husband Of course Arthur was angry with Hester She could not live with Arthur being upset with her And the very reason she suffered with the scarlet letter for seven years is that his love was only ting keeeping her from going in life Arthur on the other hand was in total denial His love could not professed at the beginning because of his position in the comunity He couldnt accept that fact that he is the towns clergyman and he had an illicit affair with a married woman It went against his moral code as a man of God He broke the covenant of thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife And he could not enought to take a way the guilt he had inside him It wasnt until he returned to the woods and found Hester there that he realized that the affair had happen and he must face the truth And the truth was that he is and forever will be in love with Hester And of course
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