The Scarlet Letter

Explain the irony regarding dimmesdale's success and/or failure as a minister

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Inside he torments himself for the sins that he condemns so passionately in his services. As he torments himself and gets sicker, people think it is a sign that Dimmesdale is closer to God: they feel he is a martyr that can bring them closer to God as well.