He was "kind, true, just, and of constant, if not warm affections. . The only regrets that Roger has are dedicating his life to his studies, and as a result not marrying at an earlier age. This is most likely due to the fact that all the main characters go through some sort of sorrow and hardship throughout the novel. Compared to his kindness at the townspeople at his arrival his whole persona changed drastically. Not the less he shall be mine! Through the characters of The Scarlet Letter and Heart of Darkness Hawthorne and Conrad tell us what a frightening thing it is to think of what man would sink to without the accountability of society.
She says, "You search his thoughts. . When Chillingworth visits Hester in the prison, she rejects his inquiry about her fellow adulterer. While he develops from a kind scholar into an obsessed fiend, he is less of a character and more of a symbol doing the devil's bidding. Once Dimmesdale had confessed and died, Chillingworth had nothing to live for. Instead, as the scholar, he studied their knowledge of herbs and medicines to learn.
Chillingworth's obsession with a most painful revenge on Dimmesdale's soul leads Chillingworth to a one-way-only path. On top of that, she is the product of sin which could only make things harder. However, Chillingworth is also subject to this destiny as evidence by his change in the novel. He is associated with secular and sometimes illicit forms of knowledge, as his chemical experiments and medical practices occasionally verge on witchcraft and murder. He is flat out pure evil. Chillingworth admitted that he did not hold a grudge against Hester, because he deserved to get cheated on. 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 vengeance.
Not only does he set up his revenge, we also see him act on it. Theme Of Chillingworth In The Scarlet Letter 611 Words 3 Pages These traits both directly and indirectly affect the protagonists in The Scarlet Letter. He goes as far as to change his name and pose as a friendly doctor. He was the one who made himself become a true evil and planned this "life-time" revenge. Revenge alone caused much strife between characters in the novel and became the main goal for Chillingworth. Roger Chillingworth is called to treat Hester and her baby as he acts as he acts as her physician. In the New World, men of learning were rare.
When he knowingly smiles to Hester at the Election Day ceremony, he is acknowledging that he, too, will be on that ship bound for Europe, the faithful companion of the minister. His fame, his position, his life, will be in my hands. Hawthorne also uses Hester to show what has happened to Chillingworth in isolating himself from humanity. Although he "could hardly be termed aged," he has a wrinkled face and appears "well stricken in years. Think not that I shall interfere with Heaven's own method of retribution or, to my own loss, betray him to the gripe of human law.
Pearl knows that Dimmsdale will not be seen holding her hand in the public eye and this bothers her. Dimmesdale is the father of Pearl but he doesn 't want to face the same humiliation as Hester did for his sins. After all he did much more for Pearl than Dimmesdale did. Hawthorne says, "Few secrets can escape an investigator, who has opportunity and license to undertake such a quest, and skill to follow it up. Because Hester would not tell him who she had slept with, Chillingworth vowed that he would spend the rest of his life having his revenge and that he would eventually suck the soul out of the man, whom she had the affair with.
Hamlet is shown to impulsively rationalize the ethical issues behind his task as he views it as a divine ordinance of justice, his fatalistic Completely Changing Life in Jake Reinvented by Gordon Korman Have you ever thought about changing your life completely? This study of herbs and medicines later links his work to the "black medicine" and helps him keep his victim alive. In the end, Hester's strength, honesty, and mercifulness help her through a life that she probably didn't expect. He sees revenge to the perpetrator as a perfectly valid solution to his suffering, so Chillingworth turns into the human version of a demon or a leech. Chillingworth: Friend or Fiend? In the end when Reverend Dimmesdale was dying on the gallows with Hester and Pearl at his side, he confessed his sin to the entire town. And Dimmesdale is yet to figure out that his only friend and his doctor is his biggest enemy.
She had told him that she did not love him, but he still forced her to marry him. Dimmesdale sees Pearl as the "freedom of a broken law"; Hester sees her as "the living hieroglyphic" of their sin; and the community sees her as the result of the devil's work. As a result, Chillingworth is unforgiving, and sets forth on a quest to find his revenge. The scene opens with a somber description of the Reverend Mr. Having just ended over a year of captivity by the Indians, his appearance is hideous, partly because of his strange mixture of "civilized and savage costume. When Dimmesdale confessed to the crowd on Election Day, Chillingworth pleaded with him not to tell.