The Scarlet Letter

who is the babys father?

hesters babys father

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The baby's father is the local preacher, Arthur Dimmesdale. Because he is supposed to be a virtuous man, the keeping of that secret which then damages Hester is what is necessary for him to keep his position in the community. However, he punishes himself in secrecy because he knows the depth of his sin and the hurt that his sin has caused.