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Unformatted text preview: D’Amore 1 Brian D’Amore Mr. Stiff Honors American Literature, 4 15 March 2008 Analysis of Characters in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter , written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is an interesting novel that displays three integral parts of the human soul. Through the characters of Arthur Dimmesdale, Hester Prynne, and Pearl, the novel is able to open a window into the hearts of every human. Arthur Dimmesdale exhibits the power of the spiritual being inside every person On the other hand Hester gives one an insight pertaining to the strength, courage and passion inside one’s heart. Finally, in Pearl, one can see the quintessential expression of truth, innocence, and independence. It seems that only through the assimilation of each of the qualities that each character possesses, can the ideal person be formed. Arthur was recognized as a spiritual leader in the community for his ingenious sermons and his prominent standing as a church member. But, Arthur’s sin haunts him throughout the book and causes “A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may,...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course ENG 131 taught by Professor Gutierrez during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.

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