In the Scarlet Letter, Why does Hester refuse to reveal her partner's sin?
I suggest that she loves him and doesn't want to get him into trouble. Maybe she thinks that he should be the one to reveal the truth. Maybe she thinks it would only add to her own troubles because people would think she seduced the minister.
Hester dosent want to get Dimmale embrassed and make him loose him carrer, that he truely loves.