The scarlet letter: a romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction written by american author nathaniel hawthorne it is considered his masterwork  set in 17th-century puritan massachusetts bay colony , during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of hester prynne , who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles. 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 ennoble. Home the scarlet letter q & a what are characteristics of hest the scarlet letter what are characteristics of hestor prynne, roger chillingworth, arther dimmesdale, and pearl i need characteristics like courageous or honest. The researcher \ud used sociological approach to find out the social implication in the novel dealing \ud with dimmesdale’s hypocrisy and the puritan society’s reaction \ud from the research, it is found that arthur dimmesdale is a hypocrite \ud puritan clergyman. Arthur dimmesdale, hester’s partner in adultery, is another character who is punished for his hypocrisy dimmesdale is a minister, one whom the people look up to for guidance and direction the people consider him almost sinless, the perfect model which to follow.
Another view of arthur dimmesdale: a profound lesson in scapegoating from the scarlet letter tadd ruetenik, st ambrose university near the end of nathaniel hawthorne’s the scarlet letter, the reverend arthur dimmesdale stands on the scaffold of shame and tears away his shirt to reveal. A quote that expresses dimmesdale's guilt in the scarlet letter comes when he stands with hester and declares behold me here, the one sinner of the world next, he opens his robe and reveals the mark on his own chest throughout the scarlet letter, reverend arthur dimmesdale carries a secret. Arthur dimmesdale, the main character in the scarlet letter by nathaniel hawthorne represents the social issues of hypocrisy the research is focused on arthur dimmesdale’s hypocrisy dealing with his social status as a puritan clergyman and the puritan society’s reaction to his hypocrisy. Another view of arthur dimmesdale scapegoating and revelation in the scarlet letter tadd ruetenik (bio) near the end of nathaniel hawthorne’s the scarlet letter, the reverend arthur dimmesdale stands on the scaffold of shame and tears away his shirt to reveal something to the community.
Hypocrisy was present in puritan society and it endures still even today hypocrisy is the major theme in the scarlet letter hawthorne’s work was meant to highlight the hypocrisy in puritan society, and in the people that make up the society. The reverend arthur dimmesdale is the quintessential puritan and suffers his fate because of his puritan faith and weakness with the theology of the elect and the depraved, puritans were. Hypocrisy in puritanism hypocrisy societal hypocrisy john proctor rev dimmesdale in nathaniel hawthorne's the scarlet letter and arthur miller's the crucible, hypocrisy is present at personal and societal levels in puritan new england. The scarlet letter: dimmesdale essaysmany characters go through transformations in the scarlet letter, and one of those characters is reverend arthur dimmesdale author nathaniel hawthorne writes of a puritan society, and it is the laws of that society, both written and unwritten, that dimmesdale br.
Arthur dimmesdale, like hester prynne, is an individual whose identity owes more to external circumstances than to his innate nature the reader is told that dimmesdale was a scholar of some renown at oxford university. Whereas the puritans translated such rituals into moral and repressive exercises, hawthorne turns their interpretations around in the scarlet letter the puritan community sees hester as a fallen woman, dimmesdale as a saint, and would have seen the disguised chillingworth as a victim — a husband betrayed. A well respected boston reverend who has an affair with hester prynne and is the secret father of pearlshy, retiring, and well loved and respected by his public, dimmesdale is too frightened and selfish to reveal his sin and bear the burden of punishment with hester. Guilt, shame, and penitence are just a few of the emotions that are often associated with a great act of sin mr arthur dimmesdale, a highly respected minister of a 17th century puritan community, is true example of this as he was somehow affected by all of these emotions after committing adultery.
The cowardice of arthur dimmesdale in the scarlet letter in nathaniel hawthorne's the scarlet letter, behavior is centered around a rigid puritan society that leads to great consequences in the lives of hester prynne and arthur dimmesdale. Arthur dimmesdale is a pastor for the puritan church in new england, where hawthorne sets up the novel dimmesdale's situation is one of ultimate situational irony he is supposed to be an innocent, pure minister, yet he hides a sinful secret. Puritans “[deem] the young clergyman a miracle of holiness” and would terminate this opinion if his secret becomes exposed (nathaniel hawthorne 94) dimmesdale cannot afford to be correlated with ignominy, for his occupation depends upon the public opinion.
Video: dimmesdale quotes from the scarlet letter: examples & analysis this lesson is a collection of quotes from the reverend arthur dimmesdale in nathaniel hawthorne's novel 'the scarlet letter. The hypocrisy of arthur dimmesdale as a puritan clergyman cannot be separated from the puritan society where he belongs to dimmesdale’s hypocrisy is the action of pretending to be a sinless person while he is actually a sinner.
Download citation on researchgate | on jan 1, 2010, nurin anitasari and others published arthur dimmesdale’s hypocrisy as a puritan clergyman in nathaniel hawthorne’s the scarlet letter (a. Puritan society and how their hypocrisy and sins affects their psychological behavior in daily life the scarlet letter is a great work of literature in which the life of the. The scarlet letter analysis essay nathaniel hawthorne’s the scarlet letter, published in 1850, is a classical american literature novel it is a story that takes place in the puritan town of boston, massachusetts during the seventeenth century. Arthur dimmesdale’s guilt and hypocrisy by ashlyn r thomas in nathaniel hawthorne’s gripping tale, the scarlet letter, a revered puritan minister suffers from cowardly guilt and hypocrisy after he commits adultery in this novel staged in the seventeenth century.