Hester Pyrnne, Author Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth are all characterized as sinners a variety of ways, and in a variety of degrees. Explain all of the sins that you feel each of the characters commit, and conclude with you decision on who you feel is the greatest of sinners and why you feel this way.
The definition of sin is the breaking of the law of God deliberately or an immoral act. In the New World, the Puritan society was ruled under theocracy, so therefore, anything that was not good in the eyes of God was a transgression. The Puritans, in many instances, were sinners themselves, but refused to view themselves as sinners in any such ways because of their ministers ego. In my view, I feel a sin is something personal that you feel you have done something unethical and is not in the eyes of God. There are many people out there, known as Atheists, who do not believe in God but know that they have done some sort of wrong. Call it whatever you like: a sin, an immoral act, a crime; its all the same thing: a wrong doing that one feels that is depraved.
Hester was a woman who was taught hatred and numbness through society. The public shunned her because of her sin of adultery, but that is no reason to teach your child to hold a grudge against society and not show them how to interact with their peers. I feel that keeping one from developing into a well-rounded person is a crime. In the future, they will have a guilt laid upon their heart when they see their child suffering because he or she is not able to socialize because he or she was not taught the proper manners when he or she was out in public. An instance when Pearl did not know how to act in public is stated in this quote: If the children gathered about her, as they sometimes did, Pearl would grow positively terrible in her puny wrath, snatching up stones to fling at them, with shrill, incoherent exclamations... (p.86).
Hester suffered through the acts...