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It is said that the desire for revenge will turn a mans heart to evil This is true in Nathaniel Hawthornes The scarlet Letter when Roger Prynne becomes consumed with revenge for the defilement of his marriage vowels His quest for revenge took hold of his heart and eventually turned him in to a demon He no longer could comprehend the difference between good and evil He merely sought revenge and did everything he could to get it He tried to play God In the process he became a devilThe transformation of Roger Prynne starts with the first meeting with his wife The first sign of change is in his name to Chillingworth which sounds far from friendly He did this because he did not want others to know who he was This was the first step in his plan for revenge Once he saw his wife holding the baby he was consumed with anger He felt that the only way to find out what man had committed this adulteress act with his wife If he had shown himself as who he was he could not earn the trust of the adulterer As Chillingworth however he could be a third party that could earn the trust of all He bears no letter of infamy wrought into his garment as thou dost but I shall read it on his heart Chillingworth knows that he is the one that will be the one that will be punished in the afterlife not Hester Not thy soul No not thineChillingworth begins his search for the one who he wishes to destroy It quickly becomes apparent that he might already know it is the minister Dimmesdale He begins to get close to him He tries to act like a friend and physician He wants Dimmesdale to feel that he can confide in him Pearl alludes to what Chillingworth is becoming as she speaks to her mother Hester Come away or
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