Roger Chillingworth was cold and uncaring, yet he was calm and regular in the eyes of others. He was a physician. He cared about how he was seen in the eyes of others and was selfish. His unkind nature started to spiral the day he found out that Hester had committed adultery. He wanted to know who the man was. Although she Hester would never revile the man she committed her sinful act with, he was determined to discover who it was. His nature was not what it had been before. He had become more evil and sinister. “But the former aspect of an intellectual and studious man, calm and quiet, which was she best remembered in h...
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...be molded by it, like Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth. Sin will change people, but it is up to them if it changes them for the better or for the worse.
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