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In the novels, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hathorne, and The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, committing a sin was frowned upon and anyone who was to commit a sin would be punished. With society being as strict as it was, those who had committed a sin would try and keep it hidden to save themselves from being punished or have their reputation ruined. Over time, society views and social views have changed in becoming more accepting of this sin. In the novel, The Crucible, John Proctor had an affair with Abigail Williams. This action was taking because of the jealousy that Abigail had built up towards John´s wife. ¨Abigail: She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her¨ (Miller 23). Although Elizabeth, John´s wife, had done nothing wrong, Abigail plots her revenge by trying to get the town to believe that Elizabeth is a witch. This being said, Elizabeth would be hanged and Abigail would have John all to herself. In Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne had an affair with Reverend Dimmesdale. Chillingworth decides to plot revenge as well by prying through Dimmesdale´s guilty conscious. ¨It was the constant shadow of my presence! The closest propinquity of the man whom he most vilely wronged! And who had grown to exist …show more content…
Chillingworth hopes that once Dimmesdale confesses to his sin his reputation would be ruined and the town would punish him. When Dimmesdale confesses he explains to the town that everyone is capable of sinning and his guilt has been set free. When Abigail planned her revenge she figured Elizabeth would be hung and she would have John to herself, however when John confesses his sin he realizes that even going through with adultery he is still a good man. John takes pride in who he is and is no longer afraid of being

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