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Changes in Roger Chillingworth In the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter there is a character by the name of Roger Prynne He changes in the many different ways His changes are physical moral and spiritual Roger Prynne changes physically over the course of the book First of all he changes his name He is the Roger Prynne and changes to Roger Chillingworth to hide form the shame of being Hesters husband He also changes his physical appearance Before the book starts he is a well-dressed scholar form Amsterdam Then at his first appearance in the book he is very wild looking with wild dress from living with Indians Third of all his expression changes At the beginning he has a look of calm intelligence Now his face has become somewhat ugly and evil looking Secondly Chillingworth changes morally Before he enters Boston he is a very caring selfless man Then as he sees his wife holding a baby not his own standing on a scaffold his attitude changes to one of revenge As the novel comes towards the en it appears Chillingworth has transformed into a devil He has become someone who is to the point of being selfish to the extreme willing to surrender his fellow man to delight his own desires Last of all Roger Chillingworth changes spiritually Although he does not go from good to bad the sins committed do change In the beginning it seems as if he is the one being sinned against being shipwrecked captured by Indians and then entering Boston and finding his wife holding a baby that is not his In truth he has committed sin first His first sin is marrying a young and passionate Hester knowing she does not love him and he cannot be to her the type of husband she needs Secondly Chillingworth tries to play God by judging Dimmesdale He is so intent on vengeance that he spends his
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