Comparison of Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale

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In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne the reader gains insight into the background and personalities of the characters through Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale. These two characters show us the evil in the novel, the unfolding sin, and add a special romance to the novel Arthur Dimmesdale is the preacher in the Puritan settlement. He becomes involved with Hester Pyrnne, the wife of Roger Chillingworth. Pearl, Hesterís daughter comes to her from Reverend …

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…magistrate that ascends into heaven. Also, the babbling brook in the forest scene sympathizes with Hester and Dimmesdale and adds another tale of mystery. The truths of the human heart are inevitable. Through characterization of Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth we see the sin of 7 years, the evil, and the romance. They portray the effects of sin on human life and the strength of love. Love can cause sin, evil, and in this romance, death.