The Scarlet Letter Essay | Comparison of Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale

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Comparison of Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale

Summary: Discusses the Scarlet Letter, by Nathanial Hawthorne. Compares the characters Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale. Describes how each man keeps a secret.
In the seventeenth century Puritan town of Boston, the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne creates a setting for a story of deception and shame. Throughout the entirety of The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne describes many similarities and differences between Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale, the two important men of Hester Prynne's life.

Roger Chillingworth, "small in stature, with a furrowed visage" (p.67) was Hester's husband before she immigrated to America. In chapter 3, The Recognition, she realized that it was him that was watching her in the public event. She recognized Roger Chillingworth because "one of this man's shoulders rose higher than the other."(p.67). Before hand while she was on the scaffold and her mind slipped into daydream, she recalled being in England with a man whose shoulder rose significantly higher than the other one. In Roger Chillingworth, "there was a remarkable intelligence in his textures...

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