Understanding Chillingworth's The Character Of Dimmesdale

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Understanding the character, Chillingworth, depends on what person is interpreting him. If a certain person grew up knowing betrayal in their life, they might sympathize and affiliate themselves with Chillingworth. Others on the other hand may find it generally problematic to understand Chillingworth. He has had a lack of appreciation and does not deserve the hostility that is given towards him. Chillingworth’s transgression was only tormenting Dimmesdale’s wrongdoing and keeping him alive to do so. Dimmesdale is only tormented because of the guilt in his heart. He would not feel this guilt if he would only confess his righteousness to the world. In some way Chillingworth really shows the true character of Dimmesdale that he is not this majestic

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