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Nathaniel Hawthorne uses Hester Prynne Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth to portray that everyone may sin but every sinner has the chance for redemption The book in which he portrays this is entitled The Scarlet Letter A book set in New England in the 1600s about the aforementioned characters their sins and their redemption or lack thereof Hester Prynne is the books protagonist Her sin is committing adultery with Dimmesdale She becomes impregnated by this act and so is forced by the Puritans to wear a scarlet A on her chest standing for adulteress The Puritans scorn Hester because of her sin Hesters daughter Pearl Is scorned because she is the other symbol of Hesters sin Hester redeems herself by admitting to her crime and suffering like a good Puritan should and never running away from her punishment Due to her acting as a good Puritan she suffers less than anyone else and is shown as achieved redemption Arthur Dimmesdale is the person who Hester commits her adultery with He suffers more than Hester because he whips himself and cant admit his sin because hes a coward which strains him intellectually The only hope for redemption is seconds before dying he admits his sins by climatically opening his shirt revealing an A scarred on his chest He lets Hester suffer publicly while he suffers privately his fate is debatable Roger Chillingworth is this novels demon His sins are as follows sinful hate not believing in God due to being a scientist the inability to forgive and needing facts to believe something He becomes consumed with torturing Dimmesdale losing all semblances of a normal life and suffering due to his inability to stop He is the only character in the novel to have no redeeming action He dies shortly after Dimmesdale due to having no purpose in his life By the end of the novel Chillingworths fate is clear He is Hell-bound Throughout the novel Hawthorne
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