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Chillingworths remarks show the importance of Dimmesdales confession Hadst thou sought the world earth over there was no place so secret--no high place not lowly place where thou couldst have escaped me--save on this very scaffold I think Dimmesdale has not created the worst sin of the book even though he inflicted much pain onto himself over guilt and remorse Hawthorne wanted to see what would happen if he created a character that struggled to hide a terrible sin deep in his heart but also believed in a God that sees and loves the truth This is what Arthur Dimmesdale thought and felt His confession helped save his soul Among many morals which press upon us from the poor ministers miserable experience we put only this into a sentence Be true Be true Be true Show freely to the world if not your worst yet some trait whereby the worst may be inferred Roger Chillingworth is the worst sinner of the book in my opinion At first glance Chillingworth seems to be sinned against not a sinner His first sin is one against nature and Hester more specifically It was committed the day he married Hester He knew she did not love him and he was not fit to make her a proper husband He did not wrong her on purpose Chillingworth does look back and sympathize It seemed not so wild a dream --old as I was and somber as I was and misshapen as I was --that the simple bliss which is scattered far and wide for all mankind to gather up might yet be mine And so Hester I drew thee into my heart into its innermost chamber and sought to warm thee by the warmth which they presence made there Chillingworths ignorance does not even excuse him He sinned and knows it Mine was the first wrong when I betrayed thy budding youth into a false and
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