Authors use character development to show how a person can change. Through a descriptive portrayal of a charter and their development they become real to the reader. A well-developed character stirs up emotions in the reader making for a powerful story. A person can change for better or worse and Nathaniel Hawthorne shows this thru the character development of Hester, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter.
We can see how Hester begins changing even
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Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne showing strengths and weaknesses of the characters draws you closer to Hester, Dimmesdale and Chillingworth, and makes you love or hate them. Hawthorne makes Hester, Dimmesdale and Chillingworth become real to the reader through their development giving you a better sense of his characters. Making the characters of a novel real to the reader is important to them interested in what will happen next and Hawthorne did this in The Scarlet Letter.