Adultery in "The Scarlet Letter"
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This paper examines the long-range effects of their sin on Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne after committing adultery in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter". The paper analyzes both characters as marked people.
From the Paper:"In "The Scarlet Letter" the long-range effects of adultery on Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne are remarkably similar even though Arthur keeps his sin hidden and Hester's has been revealed to the world. While Hester must wear the scarlet A for adultery, the scarlet token of infamy on her breast. Dimmesdale often covers his own breast with his hand as if wearing the A himself with all its mysterious horror, it is but the shadow of what he bears..."
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