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The Scarlet Letter

In Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter, two main characters Arthur
Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth both have secrets though each suffers different consequences for their sins.Secrets are those that are kept from the public to hide guilt, shame, revenge, hate, and love.Consequences happen naturally from an action perhaps a secret.Sins occur around the world but usually people don't get hurt from them but this case is different.
Chillingworth and Dimmesdale are two totally different people but they do share a couple things in common, Hester is a woman who committed the sin adultery and is the main reason why Dimmesdale and Chillingworth have to hide their secrets."Dimmesdale says'I have laughed, in bitterness and agony of heart, at the contrast between what I seem and what I am!'"Dimmesdale committed adultery with Hester.Hester was confronted in front of all the people but Dimmesdale kept his action hidden.Chillingworth comes back from a long sea voyage to see his wife Hester standing on a scaffold with an A on her bosom.Chillingworth than talks to a towns person to see what is going on.The towns person talks about Hester's husband not knowing who he is talking to."He says' Yonder woman, Sir you must know, was the wife of a certain learned man.English by birth, but who had long dwelt in Amsterdam, whence, some good time agone, he was minded to cross over and cast in his lot with us of the Massachusetts.Chillingworth use to be Master Prynne but changed his name so he wouldn't be embarrassed by Hester.Secrets cancome back to haunt them in suffering or strength.
The consequences of these secrets start off in two different ways.Dimmesdale suffers horribly with the guilt and pain inside his body."In Mr. Dimmesdale's secret closet, under lock and key, there was a bloody scourage."Dimmesdale would beat


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