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Dimmesdale suffers the same punishment as Hester, but the only difference is that he is suffering privately and Hester endures it in the public. Dimmesdale also does not face his own sins, he hides behind “judgement day” to escape Pearl’s invitation. When Dimmesdale gives out his most powerful speech on sin, and receives a black glove that seemed to be left by Satan, it represents that as he works against sin, the greater the power of his sin chases him. The townspeople are still blinded by their own beliefs. When they saw the letter “A” formed by a meteor, they say it stands for angle. This presents how many rules and meaning are made up by what people what to believe, because Hester also has an “A” on her chest, but instead of having the...

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