The Scarlet Letter
Arthur Dimmesdale’s all consuming guilt over his role in Hester’s plight affected every facet of his life and his relationship with his congregation as a clergyman. As we take a trip into Dimmesdale’s inner passions, fears and anxiety, we will discover the honesty of revealing secrets that have been locked away. In order to depict his emotions from the character’s own point of view, the remainder of this essay will be reflected from Dimmesdale’s own perspective as I believe the events to have transpired.
Standing on the scaffold with her arms encircling the child of our intimacy, her hair falling with such perfection, my heart throbs to be with her.I bear the agonizing threat of my shame, which inflicts me to sit on this balcony with men of authority, imperiously telling me to question the victim of sin whom I so adore.
I speak words that would convince any other woman to profess the name of her fellow sinister, knowing that this concealed secret would maintain in only the two people that it is cherished. As for myself, I have been saved from physical awareness from others mockery and continue to claim my lawful place as a minister for the church. Leading the deceptions I have chosen toprotect myself.
As years of my life pass by me, I find there is no condolence in life, I see others mock my place as a man of God, though it is fantasized, my distress is far too harsh. The deterioration of my health was developed by my frequent concern for Hester and my daughter Pearl. My physician, Roger Chillingworth has taken a room in my home to administer medications to my failing body. Without the knowledge of how evil Dr. Chillingworth truly was, I subjected myself to pure torment of his harrowing bonds. The distorted creature was always leering my every move, as a hawk hunting its prey on the night of a barren winter’s eve.
With a hope of getting away from the townspeople and especially the “Black Man,” Roger Chil…
The Scarlet Letter