Character analysis of Arthur Dimmesdale from THE SCARLET LETTER

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Character Analysis of Arthur Dimmesdale         The Scarlet Letter is a story of characters that have to live and deal with the effects of sin in different ways. Of these characters, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale is the character portrayed as the most weak and unnoble. Despite this portrayal Dimmesdale was a stronger character than given credit for. His unbelievable amount of control in his way of handling his burdens displays his great sense of strength and …

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…followers, who had stood by him without a clue of his guilt. His demise was from the drain of his will which was worn and lacking.         Dimmesdale was not courageous in his actions in the story but strong. He was able to carry the burdens, frustration , and pain throughout his life. Whether he was good, brave, or right in what he did is to remain unseen but the fact that he was strong is certain.