The Scarlet Letter Essay

Anna-Renee Baltrukovicz
The Scarlet Letter
A serpent tricks Eve into eating fruit from the forbidden tree, and she gives some of the fruit to Adam. God curses the serpent and the ground. God prophetically tells the woman and the man what will be the consequences of their sin of disobeying God. Then he banishes 'the man' from the Garden of Eden. Eve was deceived because Adam had a full understanding of what he was doing. Dimmesdale and Hester disobeyed their God; and Dimmesdale was deceived by Hester Prynne. Although Hester did not know if her husband was alive or not, she still chose to commit adultery. Hester Prynne went behind her husband’s back, disregarding her marriage completely. Because of temptation, lack of judgement, and her want to leave everything behind, Hester will now live a life of humility.  
Roger Chillingworth was absent from his wife, Hester Prynne, for over two years. Hester, thinking no one would find out, had an affair with Dimmesdale, which resulted in a child. Reverend Dimmesdale is a smart, young, good looking, and gifted speaker. With these reasons, it is obvious why Hester let her passion take control. Even though Roger Chillingworth could have died in his absence, and Hester would not have known, the affair broke the promises she made as a wife. Hester’s husband is older, scholarly, and deformed, only adding to her reasons on why she cheated. By pledging her faithfulness to her God and Roger Chillingworth, whether she loved him or not, Hester still committed the worst sin of all. Adultery.
While having her affair with Dimmesdale, they did not know a child would be a product of their sin. Pearl, their daughter, will now live as a shadow of Hester’s sin. Pearl is a constant reminder that sin does not come without consequence. Hester has committed adultery and has borne an illegitimate child. By becoming a single mother, Pearl is unclear on who her father is, "Doth he love us?" said Pearl, looking up with acute intelligence into her...