What is the therapeutic value of the book both pro and con, use bibliotherapy.

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Using bibliotherapy, this book very well could be a blessing or a curse. Starting with the con - the characters in this novel are tormented by their internal conflicts. With the exception of Pearl, they are unable to overcome their angst and live productive lives. Dimmesdale withers and dies from guilt; Chillingworth is eaten alive by rage and betrayal, and dies alone and unhappy; even Hester , though becoming a respected member of the community, lives with the...

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