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In the novel the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne a major theme that is addressed is revenge The main conflict is between the characters Reverend Dimmsedale and Roger Chillingsworth The problem that surrounds them is that Dimmsedale have a sexual relationship with Hester Prynne resulting in a baby girl what is weird is that Chillingsworth comes into town the day that Hester is sentenced for public humiliation When Chillingsworth finally speaks he has to help heal his step- daughter He then tells Hester not to say anything about his true identity Dimmsedale wants to give away his secret about their relationship but knows it will bring about the downfall of Hester and himself He also has to speak on the behalf of pearl because the elders threatened to take away Hesters baby for being a product of the devil Now Chillingsworth has the task of finding out who the father of the baby is and to seek revenge on that person Dimmsedale has been eating him self up over the humiliation that Hester has to suffer because of a night of passion Unknowingly Chillingsworth becomes the doctor of the sinner Throughout the book Chillingsworth slowly discovers the secret of who the father of his daughter is Hesters A is now not recognized as Adultery it is now seen as Able because she has been helping the poor and she considers her self a sister of mercy This the people see as her way of repenting and do not exclude her anymore As part of her punishment and revenge of the town Hester is forced to wear an A They see that she really wants to go to heaven and is repenting At the governors office Hester has been asked to make a pair of gloves for a special occasion Hesters skills for sewing have been known throughout the town and she is the one that makes all the embroidery and clothes At the mansion Hester
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