How Did Chillingworth's Change In The Scarlet Letter

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In stories or real life, individuals are influenced by their life changing experiences whether it was huge or small. Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter, built and wrote the characters with positive and negative influences in the story. Throughout the story, Roger Chillingworth’s character reveals and changes because of the influences from revenge. Since he is Hester Prynne’s husband, Roger Chillingworth became the antagonist when he realizes his wife committed adultery. He decides to take revenge on the man who Hester loves. Even though he kept the man suffer, his action also shows positive impact toward his wife and Pearl later on. Regardless, Roger Chillingworth is mostly fill with evilness desiring to have revenge on his …show more content…

After Hester is publicly humiliates with the scarlet symbol, Chillingworth reveals to be “a better physician of [him] than many that claim the medical degree” in the prison (54). His knowledge of medicine helps take care of the baby who was not feeling well as well as Hester Prynne. This evidently shows Chillingworth is a loyal physician when it comes to medical problems. Also, there was that time when Chillingworth and Dimmesdale “came gradually to spend much time together” and eventually became “close friends” (93). Obviously, the truth is Chillingworth did it to find out the truth of Dimmesdale’s secret and later on to ruin him. Both of them wasn’t feeling lonely after Chillingworth became Dimmesdale’s physician at the least. At the end of the story, Chillingworth’s time came to depart Earth so he made a will to “bequeathed a very considerable amount of property, both [Boston] and in England, to little Pearl” (201). Rather saying his real objective was to mark Pearl as his next generation to continue his family line, it is better to understand the positive way. In other words, he seem to realize his sin as time went by so he became generous to grant Hester’s and Dimmesdale’s daughter his fortunes. Chillingworth’s characteristic benefit to other characters

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