The Scarlet Letter

Dimmesdale says that God is merciful and has proved his mercy by sending Dimmesdale the suffering he has had to endure. He also says, “Had either of these agonies been wanting, I had been lost for ever!” Explain how this was merciful.

The scarlet letter

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When read in context, you will see that this quote reveals Dimmesdale's interpretation of the torture inflicted upon him by Chillingworth as God's will, and the means of his redemption.


The Scarlet Letter