Scarlet Letter Revenge Quotes

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It is not really explored in the book “The Scarlet Letter” how Roger Chillingsworth plans to take revenge. But by reading you can see how Roger is getting revenge on the lovers. Simply by being a shadow over them Roger seems to get his revenge. If he is always there to remind them of their sin then that seems good enough for him. He seeks revenge on Dimmesdale’s mind, by constant torment. Roger even made a medicine “black medicine” to help keep Dimmesdale alive so he could continue to torture his soul. Chillingsworth came to Boston with the intention of evil. When lovers try to flee from him he is determined to follow them because the mental torment to the minister is his only reason for living. Chillingsworth doesn’t kill them with poison or any traceable way but instead he basically allows Dimmesdale kill himself with all the guilt and die underneath the weight of his torment. …show more content…

You burrow and rankle in his heart! Your clutch is on his life, and you cause him to die daily a living death." Chillingworth tortures Dimmesdale day and night and Dimmedale is completely helpless, it is not like any physical torture with ripping out teeth and electric chairs but instead it’s more of a mental, emotional, and spiritual torment. Once Chillingsworth moved in with Dimmesdale he poked and proded at him corrupting his body slowly so that his soul may too be corrupt. "Wherever there is a heart and an intellect, the diseases of the physical frame are tinged with the peculiarities of these [the intellectual thoughts]” Chillingsworth practices his power and hold over Dimmesdale. Eventually when Hester talks with him about whether Dimmesdale's debt has been paid, Chillingworth says that it would have been better had he died than endure seven years of

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