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Pearl's Life Without Shame in The Scarlet Letter Neither Hester's love for Authur Dimmesdale nor her need for atonement of her sins would be the principal reasons why Hester stayed in Boston. But, Hester mainly lived out her punishment to put an example for Pearl of exactly what she must not become. Hester Prynne's life was a continuous chain of disappointments and shame. Since she cared for her daughter, Pearl, Hester handled her punishment as a way of instructing Pearl a commendable lifestyle than a way of facing her vices. Hester experienced on three events of heart vibration blows, which most might only encounter once in a life. Marrying Roger Chillingworth was Hester Prynne's first recorded error. She even went as far to call it her important sin, despite the array she had to pick from. Not only had Hester married Roger Chillingworth when she didn't even love him she also was partially responsible for bring as much pain on her true love, Authur Dimmesdale. When Chillingworth derived the Reverend Dimmesdale was Hester's partner in shattering the innocence of their marriage, he made it his obligation to acquire revenge by torturing Dimmesdale: This unhappy person had effected such a transformation by devoting himself , for seven decades, to the constant analysis of a heart full of torture, and deriving his enjoyment thence, and adding fuel to those fiery tortures which he studied and gloated over. The scarlet letter burned on Hester Prynne's bosom. This was another ruin, the responsibility of which came partly home to her. (116) Hester couldn't escape her evil husband nor her liability in bolstering Authur's distress. Secondly, Hester's adultery was the most prominent sin in the eyes of.