Using Dimmesdale as an example, discuss why The Scarlet Letter is a good example of psychological fiction. Are both Dimmesdale and Hester psychologically complex characters? Why or why not?
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Yes, both characters are complex characters. They must both grapple with heavy themes like sin, redemption, forgiveness, and private/public loyalties. They both bear this heavy load. Dimmesdale is crushed by it while Hester is able to reconcile herself with her sins.