The Scarlet Letter

chapter 17

do you agree with hester that she is to blame for dimmsdale's suffering? why or why not ?

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No, I rather think Dimmesdle is to blame for his own suffering. Dimmesdale chose to hide behind Hester instead of telling the truth about being the father of Pearl. Hester protected Dimmesdale by taking on all the guilt and loathing of the town.