Roger Chillingworth Symbolism In Scarlet Letter

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The Symbols of a lifetime
Symbols are used around us rather it be the business logos or colors. Throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter there are many symbols. The three that the reader will be informed about will be Pearl the product of the sin between Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, the scarlet letter “A”, the sign for adultery, and Roger Chillingworth, a doctor bent on revenge. Pearl is the illegitimate daughter of Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne who was conceived the a sin called adultery. Pearl is the symbol of many things. Pearl is a physical breathing reminder to Hester of the sin that she committed that conceived Pearl “ it was the scarlet letter in another form; the scarlet letter endowed with life!” (Hawthorne
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Roger Chillingworth is a doctor that wants his revenge on Dimmesdale for having an affair with his wife, Hester. Chillingworth is the embodiment of evil. While Hester is in prison she gets a visit from Chillingworth and they get into an argument when she won’t tell him who the baby’s father is and Hester claims Chillingworth is the “black man” or the Devil “ Art thou like the Black man that haunts the forest round about us. Hast thou entice me into a bond that will prove the ruin of my soul? -... Not thy soul, he answered with another smile.” (Hawthorne 68). This little passage gives us an insight on how evil Chillingworth really is. When Chillingworth and Hester meet in the forest they have a conversation on who Chillingworth is and his reply is “ I have already told thee what I am! A fiend! Who made me so?. ( Hawthorne 155). Here Chillingworth admits to Hester that he wants his revenge on Dimmesdale and will get it as he confesses to be evil tyrant. Next is the scenario after Dimmesdale exposed the “A” carved in his chest to the people. Chillingworth spins out of control yelling about how he was going to expose Dimmsdale secret but didn’t have a chance to “ Thou hast escaped me!” he repeated more than once. “Thou hast escaped me!” ( Hawthorne 233). Since Dimmsdale came forth and told his decade old secret Chillingworth didn’t get the chance to exploit him and ultimately

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