Roger Chillingworth Sin Essay
"Mine was the first wrong, when I betrayed thy budding youth into a false and unnatural relation with my decay." His second sin is allowing himself to become obsessed with vengeance against Dimmesdale].
This fierce hatred toward himself by his acts of penance were he would lash himself with a whip.This is first evident in the fact that he married Hester knowing she would never love him and yet he made her marry him anyway.He admits this while talking to her in the jail cell.Any harm that may have come from the young lovers’ deed was unanticipated and inadvertent, whereas Chillingworth reaps deliberate harm. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your visiting.As his name suggests, Roger Chillingworth is a man deficient in human warmth.His twisted, stooped, deformed shoulders mirror his distorted soul.122,123) He uses Dimmesdale's conviction to destroy his sanity, Chillingworth tries to blame Dimmesdale for his destruction instead of taking responsibility for his own actions and allowing for a peaceful agreement to come between him and Hester.Author Dimmesdale was a victim to his conviction of his affair with Hester Prynne.Dimmesdale and Chillingworth Characterization is a literary element used by the author to present qualities of characters in a literary piece, the purpose of characterization is to make characters credible and make them suitable for the role they play in the work.Authors present various characters possessing dissimilar qualities, to emphasize different aspects of the work.