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Sin is a word that is definetely not universally defined Sin is relative to a personsreligion or lack there of Sin also provokes punishment be direct by law or by a morallesson Severity in punishment is also conditional to the society in which the sin iscommited In Puritan society much like that of TSL sins are serious and punishment isvery severe as compared with our modern standards Nethaniel Hawthorne the author ofTSL was very immersed in the concept of sin He broke sin down into four categories These categories where as follows Secret sin unforgiving sin generational sin and theworst sin being psychological manipulation Hawthorne clearly expresses the sins inTSL and one would be ignorant not to notice them due to the books allegoricalrepetition Each sin defined by Hawthorne has at least one example for itself in the bookNo one alive has not kept a secret from someone before Some secrets areharmless such as a surprise birthday present or gift But some truths need to be identifiedto a person even if they are harmful to the person keeping the secret In TSL HesterPrynne cannot keep the fact of her unfaithfulness to her husband from everyone else Atthis point her husband is away and has been for some time now During this time awayHester became pregnant Now for Hester to be pregnant with her husbands child was animpossibility due to the time he had been away so everyone knew that she had cheated onhim But no one knew who she had cheated with Only Reverend Dimmsdale did andthat was because he was that man Dimmsdale knew that he was the father of PearlHesters daughter Dimmsdale suffered enormus psychological and physical torment as heheld the fact of his sin inside of himself Dimmsdale in fact interrogated Hester while shewas on the scaffold and asked here who the father was because he wanted someone elseto take the burden of a secret so large off him he could not
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