The Scarlet Letter

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can any find quotes on dimmesdale as his health growss bad

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No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter XX "The Minister in a Maze" (Mental Illness)

A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter X "The Leech and His Patient" (Physical Illness)

Dimmesdale answers, “I do verily believe it.” He believes that the acute pain of his private suffering is far worse: “It must needs be better,” he says, “for the sufferer to be free to show his pain, as this poor woman Hester is, than to cover it all up in his heart.” Chapters 9&10 (Emotional Pain- inside)


The Scarlet Letter