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The Evil Within Roger Chillingworth Essay

760 words - 4 pages

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne represents a man of the name Roger Chillingworth who has suffered and subdued every pain a man can handle. His life starts out as a simple man married to a young women who goes by Hester Prynne, They are planning to move to the “New World” while as Hester Prynne ventures to the new world, Roger Chillingworth is wrapping things up back home. Hester awaits Roger’s arrival for two years and now is pronounced dead at sea. Hester is now faced with the guilt of adultery the ultimate sin and her lover Arthur Dimmesdale the minister of the church. Roger is then discovered alive and well being as he was captured by the native americans, and this is where Roger Chillingworth discoveries Hester Prynne with a strange infant in her arms.She was on a scaffold being presented with the sins she committed. As Roger heard the unbearable truth of her sins his heart was broken and seeked revenge for the father.
Roger Chilling was is in disarray his only goal was finding the father and make him suffer for the rest of his life. “strange disarray of civilized and savage costume”(49). Chillingworth might have come from civilized Europe, but time away from his wife and community had him living among the savages which many believed during that time were devil worshiper. The savageness entered his heart and soul. As Roger’s struggles to find the man that has committed this great sin. He tries to convince Hester Prynne to give up the man she had a kid with. He then concludes the conversation by saying “his fame, his position, his life, will be in my hands. Beware!”(61) Chillingworth is now on the hunt. Roger doesn't want to punish Hester Prynne because she is already being humiliated in front of the whole town. Whereas the man responsible is hiding from his crime to cowardly to come out and deal for what he has done. Roger wants to let the guilt eat up the father and let him suffer for this great sin.
Over time, Roger Chillingworth had a good relationship with the community he was known as the doctor cause of his intelligence. Cause of his expertise in the medical field he was to care for Arthur...

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