How Did Hester Prynne Change His Name

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Hester Prynne, the heroine of The Scarlet Letter, commits adultery against her husband, a wealthy English businessman. Roger Chillingworth is that man, only his name isn 't Roger Chillingworth. He changes his name when he arrives in Salem and finds out that his wife has had an affair with another man: the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. In order to blend in inconspicuously among the people of Salem so he can locate and punish his wife 's lover, Chillingworth changes his name.

The reason no one recognizes him is because Roger Chillingworth sent his wife, Hester Prynne, ahead to Salem while he wrapped up business in England. He arrives in Salem two years after his wife. He was supposed to arrive earlier. Many people thought he might have died
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