How Does Chillingworth Use Revenge In The Scarlet Letter

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Everyone, at some point in his or her life, has wanted to take revenge on someone. However, revenge is an obsessive, overwhelming response that is ultimately dissatisfying. In the Scarlet Letter, Chillingworth became completely preoccupied with taking revenge on Dimmesdale because he fathered a child with his wife, and through imagery, the gradual change from unpleasant physician to vengeful husband is shown. People say, “revenge is a dish best served cold.” Chillingworth took that expression to heart by, over a long period of time, torturing Dimmesdale emotionally for the crime he had committed. In the beginning, Hester kept the secret from Chillingworth, but he vowed to find out who the father was, saying “‘Never, sayest thou’… with a
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