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Chillingworths Desire Although Roger Chillingworths zealous desire to seek out Hesters secret lover is justified he crossed the boundary of human realm with his demonic sphere of soul possession Hester who is scared of him asks Art thou like the Black Man that haunts the forest round about us Hast thou enticed me into a bold that will prove the ruin of my soul She identifies Chillingworth with Satan the figure who tries to get people to sign his book and enlist them for evil Chillingworths mental deformity is signaled by his physical deformity his shoulder Perhaps his physical deformity is one of the reasons that evoke him to find out Hesters secret lover Because he is deformed he cannot fulfill the young womens fantasy Also their age difference is widely ranged Although he dearly wanted to sought to warm thee by the warmth which thy presence made there when he realized that she never loved him he felt strong jealousy and wanted to revenge Hesters secret lover who was able to be loved by someone However his devilish machination is understandable when one can see situation in Chillingwoths view He was the bookworm of great libraries and a man already in decay Chillingworth hoped to overcome his physical deformity by absorbing intellectual gifts I had lived in vain The world had been so cheerless I longed to kindle one suggests that he too was after all an ordinary man He wanted to be loved by someone and to love someone Nonetheless Chillingworth is too much influenced by his emotion One can comprehend that anybody would be mad if one found out that their husband or wife is convicted of adultery while one was gone taking care of business Also historically a womans virtue was the property of her husband It therefore makes sense that Chillingworth is personally insulted when he finds out about his wifes affair But he does not announce
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