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The theme Within each person exists the capability for both good and evil is illustrated through Roger Chillingworth Originally born Roger Prynne he lived in England as an old and lonely scholar dehumanized by a life of abstruse studying He makes the mistake of marrying a young wife a generation younger that he is He sends her to America to the Puritan colony of Massachusetts with instructions to live quietly until he arrives Due to grievous mishaps by sea and land and over a years captivity by Indians his intended arrival was delayed When he finally arrives he finds Hester Prynne his wife being publicly exposed as an adulteress He sees Hester holding the child of another man After his discovery Chillingworth moves closer to the scaffold and imperiously bids her to name the father of her child pg 113 Disappointed that his hope of gaining Hesters affection upon arrival was destroyed he also hated the man that gained that affection Unwilling to be associated with her sin he announces himself as a physician and takes the new name Roger Chillingworth Soon after Hester is allowed off of the scaffold Chillingworth treats her and the baby with some medicine While doing so he tells Hester to keep his identity a secret and tells her about the anger he has inside Although his anger was understandable and forgivable it became a fatal sin when he nourished itpg 209 Chillingworth slowly evolves from a man capable of love to a man capable of the greatest sin in the novel Violating the sanctity of the human heart Chillingworth begins to suspect that Dimmesdale is Pearls Hester daughter father when Reverend Wilson and Governor Billingham are trying to take Pearl away from Hester Dimmesdale gives an eloquent representation for Hester and Chillingworth says You speak my friend with a strange earnestness121 It is with this suspicion that Chillingworth begins to show special interest in Dimmesdale Since the town needed
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