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  • Hester And Dimmesdale's Daughter
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    Dimmesdale In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale unquestionably suffers more than Hester Prynne, his accomplice in the affair that took place years ago. He is tortured by Roger Chillingworth, Hester's husband, who arrives in Boston and begins to 'assist' Dimmesdale with his illness. He is also tormented by Pearl, Hester and Dimmesdale's daughter, who, is a product of the affair. He also injures himself, as the shame of the incident literally makes him sick. Thes...
  • Roger Chillingworth's Malign Behavior Towards Hester
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    Dimmesdale vs. Chillingworth Near the end of the novel, Arthur Dimmesdale tells the following to his fellow adulteress Hester concerning Roger Chillingworth: "We are not, Hester, the worst sinners in the world. There is one worse than even the polluted priest! That old man's revenge has been blacker than my sin. He has violated, in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart". He is referring to Roger Chillingworth's malign behavior towards Hester and, especially, himself... In his priestly way, h...
  • Dimmesdale's Sin
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    The Transformation of the Reverend Master Dimmesdale The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a classic novel that tells the story of two adulterers, except in this account, only one is punished publicly. The other, although just as guilty, is not exposed and therefore remains held in high esteem by the public eye. As the unknown guilty party, the Reverend Dimmesdale not only becomes a hypocrite, but on the inside, he is torn apart. As Dimmesdale becomes more and more distraught over his p...
  • Novel Chillingworth's Physical Appearance
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    What is the case for an extreme obsession? Why is it that occasionally, someone will become so obsessed with an object or idea that it corrupts their personality? In the novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates a character by the name of Chillingworth who shares in that same type of obsession. After his wife, hester, has an affair with a minister, Aur ther Dimmesdale, he pledges to have vengeance. despite his wife's unwillingness to reveal her partner, He Chillingworth's corrupt...
  • Dimmesdale's Soul
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    Arthur Dimmesdale's soul was jeopardized by Roger Chillingworth's intentions, which were to ruin him, but his only messiah, is Pearl. Dimmesdale must embrace Pearl as his daughter and publicly confess to be free from his self-inflicted torture. Arthur Dimmesdale's soul was placed in jeopardy since we first saw him. He foreshadowed to Hester Prynne about what the effect of her silence would do to him. He said, '; What can thy silence do for him, except it tempt him - yea, compel him, as it were -...
  • Dimmesdale's Acceptance Of His Actions
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    In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is set in Puritan New England during the 17th century. The scene in which the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale joins Hester and Pearl on the platform to showcase his sin is one which exemplifies Dimmesdale's acceptance of his actions. Up until this point in the novel, Dimmesdale had hidden the fact that he had engaged in a sexual affair with Hester, a married woman. During the scene, Dimmesdale, distraught with guilt after seven years of living in secret ...
  • Chillingworth's Second Sin Causes Death To Dimmesdale
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    Chillingworth: A Sinful Man From the beginning of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, Roger Chillingworth is a man that is capable of love, and slowly emerges into a man that is capable of evil. Chillingworth's first initial sin is marrying Hester who was a generation younger than him. His second sin is betraying Minister Dimmesdale. In this case of Roger Chillingworth, two sins control his destiny. Chillingworth's first sin causes Hester to be unhappy. Her unhappiness was due to the...
  • Actions Of Chillingworth Against Dimmesdale And Hester
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    Imagine a man having insecurities of his own, with a somewhat deformed and unpretentious appearance, finding that his spouse had betrayed him. For Roger Chillingworth, it was a completely heart-breaking devastation. In The Scarlet Letter, Chillingworth is the husband of Hester Prynne. When they married, he knew that she didn't love him, but still proceeded to commit the rest of his life to her. Consequently, a story of forbidden passion, hatred, and jealousy unfolds. Starting off as a scholar, R...
  • Chillingworth Character Traits
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    In the novel The Scarlet Letter, perhaps the most interesting and hated character was Roger Chillingworth. When Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote this book he spent a great deal of time analyzing and defining his characters through their traits and the secrets they held against one another. Chillingworth was Hester Prynne's true husband. He arrived in Boston, Massachusetts at the beginning of the story when Hester Prynne was on the scaffold being hazed and punished for the crime of adultery. From the be...
  • Poison Dimmesdale
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    ATROPINE POISONING: WAS IT THE CAUSE OF DIMMESDALE'S DEATH? In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Jem shed A. Khan claims that Roger Chillingworth poisoned Arthur Dimmesdale with the drug atropine in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Certainly, Chillingworth was 'a man of skill in all Christian modes of physical science'; (Hawthorne 65) and was very knowledgeable about medicinal roots and herbs (Hawthorne 65). Undoubtedly, he could have been aware of how to poison Dimmesdale sl...
  • Victim Of Chillingworth's Revenge Upon Hester
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne was a truly outstanding author. His detailed descriptions and imagery will surely keep people interested in reading The Scarlet Letter for years to come. In writing this book he used themes evident throughout the entirety of the novel. These themes are illustrated in what happens to the characters and how they react. By examining how these themes affect the main characters, Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth, one can obtain a better understanding of what Hawthorne was tryi...
  • Dimmesdale's Soul
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    The Scarlet Letter The major characters go through many changes due to all of the events that have taken place, but the torture they have to live and die with is all within themselves. Hester Prynne has always been strong, but being isolated from society and raising a child who constantly punishes her for her love affair makes her grow stronger and tougher. Chillingworth, who once was a caring man who loved Hester, shows his darkest side when he sets out to destroy the soul of an already weak ma...
  • Chillingworth Believes Dimmesdale
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    In the book The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a character by the name of Roger Chillingworth had committed the unpardonable sin and he basically killed another character, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. Everyone has been in a position where they have had the chance of manipulating or blackmailing someone. Chillingworth did exactly that and ended up breaking down Dimmesdale to his death. Dimmesdale was not the single one affected by Chillingworths deeds. Chillingworth had a spouse, but no o...
  • Dimmesdale And Chillingworth
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    The Scarlet Letter In The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne uses several dynamic characters to develop the plot of the novel. A dynamic character is a character that changes or evolves through the course of a story. Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth were all dynamic characters. The character that changed the most through the course of the story, though, was Roger Chillingworth. In chapter three we learned that Hester's husband was a learned man of English birth. He was calm in temperament, ...
  • Characterization Of Arthur Dimmesdale And Roger Chillingworth
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    In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne the reader gains insight into the background and personalities of the characters through Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale. These two characters show us the evil in the novel, the unfolding sin, and add a special romance to the novel Arthur Dimmesdale is the preacher in the Puritan settlement. He becomes involved with Hester Pyrene, the wife of Roger Chillingworth. Pearl, Hester's daughter comes to her from Reverend Dimmesdale. Hester is force...
  • Last Moment In The Story Chillingworth
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    'The Scarlet Letter " Roger Chillingworth was once a good puritan who lived a good puritan life and he was married to Hester Prynne. Then he went to travel. When he came, instead of getting a good and warm welcome from his beloved wife he saw her standing on the town scaffold with a letter of shame on her chest. He stood there, completely wrecked and knew that his life as he knew it so far was all lost. Ever since Roger Chillingworth's heart was broken and his life destroyed by Hester, he has de...
  • Chillingworth's Glimpse At Dimmesdale's Bared Chest
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    - Navigate Here - Context Plot Overview Characters Character Analysis Themes -- - The Custom-House Chapters I and II Chapters and IV Chapters V and VI Chapters VII and V Chapters IX and X Chapters XI and XII Chapters X and XIV Chapters XV and XVI Chapters XVII and XV Chapters XIX and XX Chapters XXI and XXII Chapters XX and XXIV -- - Quotations Key Facts Study Quiz Further Reading Edition 11 Chapters IX-X (Read: Chapter IX. Chapter X) Summary Chapter IX: The Leech By renaming himself upon his ar...
  • Chillingworth's Physical Appearance
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    Roger Chillingworth was once a good man; capable and skilled in the work he did, and sound, in regards to his state of mind. Sadly, however, as time progressed, the latter of these two aspects changed. Throughout literary works, a villain's evil intentions often change the character himself. This occurrence is evident throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter. In the story, the villain, Roger Chillingworth, becomes fully consumed in his intentions to seek revenge on Arthur Dimme...
  • Chillingworths Plan For Revenge
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    It is said that the desire for revenge will turn a mans heart to evil. This is true in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet Letter when Roger Prynne becomes consumed with revenge for the defilement of his marriage vowels. His quest for revenge took hold of his heart and eventually turned him in to a demon. He no longer could comprehend the difference between good and evil. He merely sought revenge and did everything he could to get it. He tried to play God. In the process, he became a devil. The tr...
  • One Between Dimmesdale And Chillingworth
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    The character of Roger Chillingworth in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter is one of many different faces. Hawthorne changes the character of Chillingworth during different periods of the novel. As Chillingworth's actions and his motives change, so in turn does the reader's opinion of him, which ranges from compassion to antipathy. Hawthorne keeps the character of Chillingworth an enigma, and Hawthorne uses his narrative to shed light on the true feelings of Chillingworth, as well through the ...

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