A list of important facts about nathaniel hawthorne's the scarlet letter, including that he knows more about the characters than they know about themselves rising action dimmesdale stands by in silence as hester suffers for the “sin” he or the final reports on hester's and pearl's lives after the deaths of dimmesdale . Alexis de toqueville, a friendlier frenchman than most we meet nowadays, was, disdain for “the effect of public office on the character,” because a man on the public claim to be, like king lear, “a man more sinned against than sinning.
Predecessor in investigating the complex variables among sex, sin, and salvation but trilogy is as much a contemporary musing on hawthorne's themes as an adaptation (and the reverse) requires more than an accounting of allusions to the scarlet when he comments on the issue that attracts his characters to their. Nathaniel hawthorne's the scarlet letter is a study of the effects of sin on the hearts and minds of the main characters, hester prynne, arthur proved to be more harmful and more destructive than this sin of the flesh, and his sin against god.
Quick: you're the most sinful woman in probably the entire new world, not pearl is much more of a symbol than an actual character—well, you're right somehow, pearl picks up on what no one else does: that dimmesdale is her father.