The Scarlet Letter

What is Dimsdale’s argument?

Scarlet Letter

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Do you mean Dimmesdale's argument for keeping their affair a secret?

yepper :)

Dimmesdale has a responsibility for the Godly state of the whole village. If he is compromised, there would be nobody to do God's important work. He'd also be killed in a horrible way or shut in prison forever, but that's secondary!