Dimmsdale Lives On

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'' Death was too definite an object to be wished for or avoided.'' Here at the end of chapter 16 we see Dimmsdale at the end of his physical limits, yet he still goes on as though he has something left to live for, maybe a continuation of his punishment or something yet to come, but regardless of his efforts he edges toward death.

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Also, the quote suggests that death is inevitable because it cannot be avoided or wished for. It simply is. With that in mind, one can become fearless. Dimmesdale pushes on because he will die sooner or later.

Dimmsdale is so focused on the bad he did and that he is going to die for doing it that he seals his own fate.

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