a terror" (pg.1426). In the beginning when Roger first saw Hester on the scaffold his heart lusted for revenge for the man who had done this to her. His fame, position, his life, will be in my hands. His intention was not to make Pearl been taken away, instead to keep her with her mother so he would have the opportunity to torment her the more until he became satisfied which he never did. Hester was the only character to conflict a group of people. Chillingworth eventually becomes so obsessed with tormenting Dimmesdale that he starts physically becoming uglier and more demoniclooking, and soon he is completely consumed by his hatred and wrath.
Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List. Roger Chillingworth, unlike Hester and Dimmesdale, is a flat character. Main characters in the story are Hester Prynne, Pearl, Arthur Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth, Mistress Hibbins, Governor Bellingham, and Rev John Wilson.
This is seen when he examines Pearl and said she was clean and. Roger not wanting to expose his identity places a finger on his lip as a gestation for Hester who knew who he was to keep it as a secret. The audience does not understand why she hides the truth from the minister. Moreover, Authors identity as Hester's lover and baby's father is kept only by him and Hester, but still she takes all the blames. Never the less the both acknowledge the fact that the hurt each other. AFI Catalog of Feature Films. When he finally arrives in Boston, he finds his wife on a scaffold, being shamed for committing adultery.
As his name suggests, Roger Chillingworth is a man deficient in human warmth. His twisted, stooped, deformed shoulders mirror his distorted soul. And now, Shmoopers, brace yourselves for Roger Chillingworth in action: Yea, woman, thou sayest truly!" cried old Roger Chillingworth, letting the lurid fire of his heart blaze out before her eyes.