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The Scarlet Letter involves many characters that go through several changes during the course of the story In particular the young minister Dimmesdale who commits adultery with Hester greatly changes He is the moral blossom of the book the character that makes the most progress for the betterIt is true that Dimmesdale being a minister should be the role model of the townspeople He is the last person who should commit such an awful crime and lie about it but in the end he confesses to the town Besides everybody including ministers sin and the fact that he confesses illustrates his courage and moralityHester and Dimmesdales affair goes undiscovered until Hester is pregnant and bears a child without having her husband present As her punishment Hester is forced to stand on the scaffold in the middle of the market place with an A on her chest Dimmesdale has not told a single person that he is the adulterer He sits in the balcony with the Governor a judge a general and the rest of the ministers watching the display without any expression or emotionHester and Pearl go to the Governors home to deliver a pair of gloves but more importantly to inquire about the possibility of the government taking away her child Also there with Governor Bellingham are Pastor Wilson Reverend Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth After Mr Wilson asks Pearl a few questions the Governor decides that Hester is unfit as a mother and that the child would be better off in the hands of the church Hester begs Dimmesdale whom she says knows everything about her and has charge of her soul to speak for her Therefore he does convincing the Governor to let Hester keep Pearl This is Dimmesdales first step to becoming the moral blossom Late at night a few years after the previous incident Dimmesdale takes a walk through the town He climbs onto the scaffold and pretends to confess though
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