February Learn how and when to remove this template message Arthur Dimmesdale is a fictional character in the romance The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
He is punished by Hawthorne for his hypocrisy. His congregation adores him and his parishioners seek his advice. This confession also in front of his loyal followers, who had stood by him without a clue of his guilt. The more he suffers, the better his sermons become. This article does not cite any sources.
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If that have not avenged me, I can do no more! Dimmesdale, although professing his love for her, refuses to be associated with her.
Through the characters, Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth, we see a constant theme of their empowerment and struggle through the oppressing patriarchal society. He continues to lie to himself and his followers by keeping his secret hidden, so his is a concealed sin.
For Dimmesdale, however, his effectiveness betrays his desire to confess. Despite his outer appearance, inside Dimmesdale is a very stable, strong person.