Other examples of Chillingworth's villainous acts consist of his hidden identity, his guilt trip use towards Hester, and overall his relentless pursuit for revenge. In the actions taken by Chillingworth he swayed the outcome of the novel. Chillingworth is the long lost husband of Hester Prynne. Hester's affair during his time away, forced him to make a secret identity. Chillingworth's identity affects the way a lot of things happen in the novel.
I read the book Night Hoops, by: Carl Deuker. This book is about a boy named Nick that is dealing with some problems that are more than just basketball. He meets a boy names Trent Dawson who he was not too fond of at first, Trent is going through a lot more than Nick is in his home life, so Nick takes Trent under his wing to help keep him out of trouble. But at first Trent seems to resist and says he doesn’t need help. He ends up running out every night with his brother to get into some trouble.
Near the beginning of the novel, Elie wanted to be in the same camp with his father more than anything else. The work given to both his father and himself was bearable, but as time passed by, “. . . his father was getting weaker” (107).
He says that even though the other sinner would lose prestige in the town if his name were revealed, it would be better for him to confess his sin than it would be for him to "hide a guilty heart through life" (70). A cause of Dimmesdale’s outrageous pain is the gruesome Roger Chillingworth. Chillingworth is Hester’s husband, and he finds out that Dimmesdale is her former lover. He gets his revenge by getting quartered close to Dimmesdale and being his doctor in order to torture Dimmesdale. Throughout the novel Chillingworth is compared to Satan because he; has a "writhing horror…like a snake" (63), a light glimmers in his eyes "like the reflection of a furnace" (133), and he even is said to be "Satan himself,," in disguise (132).
Towards the end of The Crucible, Proctor shames himself and confesses of having affair with Abigail. Abigail denies John’s words and says “If I must answer that, I will leave and I will not come back again” (pg. 1207) because she knows that if she confesses now all the work she has put on the line will be done all for nothing, and will make her look more like a fool than she ever was. This quote indicates that Abigail Williams is a selfish antagonist because she is lying about something that is clearly noticeable. Some people may argue that Abigail isn’t the only one to blame, as in there are many others to blame for the loss of many lives.
Next, at the beginning of Chapter 18 after Hester has declared to Dimmesdale that Chillingworth is her real husband and he becomes upset, eventually he forgives her and sees Chillingworth as the real sinner. The narrator states, "Arthur Dimmesdale gazed into Hester's face with a look in which hope and joy shone out, indeed, but with fear betwixt them, and a kind of horror at her boldness, who had spoken what he vaguely hinted at, but dared not to speak" (Hawthorne 138). Nevertheless, his moral development continuously stays at Stage 1 "Obedience and Punishment Orientation" because yet again his actions are selfish. He is more considerate about his
The Gruesome Specter of Chillingworth The scandalous tale of man and woman encounters a mysterious character who seems to resemble a previous relationship and connection with the woman herself, Hester Prynne, the infamous adulterer in her Puritanical village. This remarkable sinful tale in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, readers encounter endless journeys with individual characters, trying either to redeem themselves in society, keeping their secret from unraveling, or trying to reveal the secret and simply bring vengeance to those who deserve it. The choices one makes on this journey will end in either a “sweet moral blossom” or “human frailty and sorrow” (42). Hawthorne’s use of words to foreshadow the future of each character questions whether the individuals will have a happy ending or live in misery and shame for the choices they have made. Roger
He then has to face the fact that Estella does not love him and all the work he has put in to gain her attention, is only now to his advantage. This goes to show that people get so focused on impressing others and fitting in that they forget who they really are and what will result in the best outcome. In the novel, Pip realizes that he ended up alone and that the woman he believed to love never even liked him in return. Basically ended up being a sort of plot twist, where the audience was meant to realize how when they have too much ambition they forget what they had from the start. This lesson demonstrates how no matter what one should focus on the real meanings of life, and not material
God’s mercy and judgment battle within the souls of the characters. Since the Puritan community never fully grasps the mercy of the cross, Dimmesdale and Hester are forced to remain under the judgment of society and Chillingworth. The path of repentance moves Dimmesdale forward to God’s ultimate release of his anguish, but Chillingworth’s refusal to release his vengeance makes him an instrument of the Devil’s torture. Dimmesdale’s conscience urges him towards ultimate redemption by his public acknowledgement of sin, but Chillingworth never reveals his identity and nature. Hawthorne never suggests that Chillingworth repented to God.
As the story continues to develop, it is clear that even the demeanors in personal and political affairs and such are disguised; not only by the Scarlet Pimpernel, but by Marguerite as well. In the earlier chapters of the novel Sir Percy Blakeney is thought of and seen as a dumb english fop. “quote description”, but as the novel progresses it is clear that he is nothing