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Consequence Of Human Desire: Scarlet Letter

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Consequence of human desire during the puritan society
Puritan Society does not give opportunities to express human feelings and their emotions. They only ask to follow life based on God. These restrictions make characters to seek alternate means in order to relieve themselves through their strong desires. In the Scarlet Letter each of the characters has to go through with the inner struggle between responsibility in the society and strong passion inside of their hearts. Hawthorne’s vivid detail of symbolism portrays consequences of corrupted human desire from three main characters’ inner struggles in the puritan society.
Hester Prynne, a puritan believer who ...view middle of the document...

Unlike Hester prynne who has public punishment by consequence of having affair with other guy, Reverend Dimmesdale suffers from his own guilty feeling. He has to go through severe inner conflict between guilt and public shame. Many people respect him as great figure and almost treat him as saint. From these responsibilities as a minister who has duty of leading town people to religious way, his invisible scarlet letter caused him much pain. Over time Hester has been accepted with her charity and volunteer works, Minister Dimmesdale always endures his great suffer with his hidden scarlet letter which was not visible to the public. He always holds his hand over his heart as if it is in great pain and his health declined quickly as a result of inner conflict. When letter A is imprinted in the sky by a falling meteor. Dimmesdale thinks meteor is message from the God that tells his invisible scarlet letter. Hawthorne uses this scene as a significant symbolism reveals Dimmesdale’s uprush of internal conflict
Roger chillingworth has internal struggle between passion and responsibility throughout the Scarlet Letter. As a result of Hester and Dimmesdale’s affair, He neglects his...

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