The Scarlet Letter Essay | Chillingworth's Revenge

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Chillingworth's Revenge

Summary: The act of vengeance that Chillingworth began in The Scarlet Letter steadily changed to a ruthless and forever lasting obsession. Roger Chillingworth explains to his wife, Hester Prynne, that the baby's father will be confronted and that the adulterer will be punished as severe as Hester. Hawthorne uses this foreshadowing so that reader can sense the obsession sprouting its roots within Chillingworth, as well as the magnitude of his plans for the future.
In an infinite amount of literature, authors associate various characters with significant symbols. Through the ways of symbolism, the author is able to embody that character to his or her own choosing. With the tool of symbolism at an author's side, any variety of personalities, myths, or ways of life can be expressed. Characters can represent bold and emphatic feelings as well. Feelings such as revenge lead those characters in the acts of evil. Physical features, actions, and thoughts connect characters with evil and sin. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Roger Chillingworth is set with symbols of malice to metaphorically compare his devilish acts of revenge.

As the plot unfolds in the beginning of the story and Roger Chillingworth arrives into Boston, Massachusetts, his malevolence is already compared to the devil. As the novel begins, Chillingworth is a stranger in town. When he gets into Boston, after...

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