The Scarlet Letter

what explanation do the explanation puritans have for the continued poor health of dimmes dale?

Why do they treat dimmesdale that way

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The community believes that Dimmesdale is suffering from overwork.

"... the young minister, whose health had severely suffered of late by his too unreserved self-sacrifice to the labours and duties of the pastoral relation."


The Scarlet Letter/ Chapter Eight/ Page 162