Chillingworth Is The Worst Sinner In The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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English 2A 1/22/13 Period 1 Who is the worst sinner? In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a common theme is the committing of sin. The novel speaks about the confessing of sin towards yourself and your community. What do you feel could of happened if Chillingworth had never married Hester? Suppose Hester never met Dimmesdale? According to Hawthorne, Chillingworth is the worst sinner in the novel. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is about a young pure woman named Hester Prynne. In the novel, her marriage to Roger Chillingworth led to her wrong doings of the sin adultery. A symbol of a scarlet “A” was placed on her chest as a constant reminder of her mistake. Throughout the story Hester, along with her young daughter Pearl, live life isolated and heavy hearted. Hester’s paramour, Dimmesdale a reverend, becomes Chillingworth’s main focus. He wants to make Dimmesdale suffer for the sin he too has committed. By trying to poison Dimmesdale, Chillingworth is exposed to a symbol, something resembling the scarlet “A” on Hester’s chest, placed on…show more content…
He married a woman, she cheated on him and all he wanted was revenge. But in fact, a sin is defined by as any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior or lapse. Though Chillingworth does not verbally admit that he regrets his actions, which some may argue, his body language does it for us. Chillingworth when the book started was old and by this time his body has grown old and almost given up like Dimmesdale’s. He becomes more and more desperate throughout the novel and the way he chooses to frame Dimmesdale shows it

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