Scarlet Letter Good Vs Evil Essay

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Can the way you behave change the way people perceive you? In “The Scarlet Letter,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the character Roger Chillingworth is perceived by other Characters in the story as evil. Roger Chillingworth is the husband of Hester Prynne, which he is ashamed of because of her adultery. He becomes a doctor, and has devoted all his time to try to treat Dimmesdale of his illness, and he becomes suspicious of Dimmesdale, trying to figure out why he is so ill, and he ends up guessing that it was a spiritual problem, and grows to the conclusion that he was Hester’s lover. Chillingworth has altered from a courteous scholar to an vengefulness, obsessed devil, and is perceived by numerous characters throughout the story, as an evil, demonic…show more content…
The town people start to sees Chillingworth as an evil embodiment sent by the devil to kill Dimmesdale, after seeing that Dimmesdale was getting no better under Chillingworth’s care. “Few people could tell whence, dropping down, as it were, out of the sky, or starting from the nether earth, had an aspect of mystery, which was easily heightened to the miraculous,” this shows that the town people were starting to Chillingworth as evil, sent from the devil to murder…show more content…
Dimmesdale regards Chillingworth, with distrust and even loathes. “...the minister, thought that he had constantly a dim perception of some evil influence watching over him...:,” it can be implied that Dimmesdale is referring to Chillingworth as the evil watching over him; This shows that Dimmesdale has started to see Chillingworth to be
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