The Scarlet Letter Essay | The Scarlet Letter: An Analysis of Roger Chillingworth

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The Scarlet Letter: An Analysis of Roger Chillingworth

Summary: Reviews Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, "The Scarlet Letter." Provides a character analysis of Roger Chillingworth. Explores the theme of evil in the story.
Ever since the beginning of story telling, villains have been put into literature to give conflict to the story. Sometimes there are numerous villains in a story, but there is always one that is a bit more evil and wretched than the rest. A man named Roger Chillingworth is the most detestable villain in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.

Roger Chillingworth is introduced into the Puritan society as a kind and wise man. However, by the end of the novel he shows himself to be a despicable villain. The sin of his wife plants a desire in him that stirs a profound and hidden evil and creates a scoundrel. He becomes obsessed with finding her lover only to "see him tremble" (80). Chillingworth is not concerned with finding peace within his soul; he only wants to know the truth so that he can...

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