The Biggest Sinner

Topics: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Confession Pages: 2 (712 words) Published: June 23, 2013
Diego Rosas
Roger Chillingworth: The Worst Sinner?
Who would it be to consider the worst sinner. Going through each of the puritans, it seems that three of them would be the worst sinner. Out of Author Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne; Roger Chillingworth would be consider the worst sinner, because he never manage to confess his sin to others and remains with it for the rest of his life. Although Author Dimmesdale may seem to be the worst sinner, he actually manages to confess his sin to the public and redeem himself. People may think that he could be the worst sinner because he wasn’t responsible for himself and lied by keeping his chest covered with his hand. Furthermore he remains himself quiet for a long time and did not notify anyone about what he commit or what was on his chest. Even though he made of all these dreadful things; he at the end confess “ye, that have loved me!-ye, that deemed me holy!-behold me here, the one sinner of the world! At last, at last I stand upon the spot where, seven years since, I should have stood here;” (403). As a result he manages to confess to everyone and shows what is on his chest. In conclusion he might of have done a lot of bad things at first, but him confessing brought him back into a point were he redeem himself and manage to did it before he died. For this reason Dimmesdale should not be consider the worst sinner. In comparison to Chillingworth he did want to take revenge and never told anyone except Hester. Roger Chillingworth is the worst sinner although he might have done good things that helped him redeem himself, but he never confesses. For example, he helped Pearl by saying “Administer this draught, therefore, with thine own hand” (112). He wanted Hester to give Pearl the medicine to help her. In addition he also says that he does not want hurt the baby, he tells Hester “what should ail me to harm this misbegotten and miserable babe?”(112). He as well forgives Hester, because he thought about it and it...
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