Character Analysis of The Scarlet Letter

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Most people believe that there exists at least one person in the world who matches their personality exactly. Others believe that for every person there is an exact opposite or an evil twin so to speak. In the case of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, they fall somewhere in between these two definitions. Both were sinners, and yet the people glorified Dimmesdale and cast Hester away, only because they were misinformed. Hester Prynne and Arthur …

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…trait that is looked upon by humanity with differing opinions. However, when one is combined with another, it causes one to think that a person with that combination of traits should be morally good. Nathaniel Hawthorne shows that this is not always the case with his characters of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. While they do exhibit these qualities, they go against the norm of society in a way that is thought provoking and enlightening.