Scarlet Letter Character Analysis of Chillingworth

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In the novel The Scarlet Letter, perhaps the most interesting and hated character was Roger Chillingworth. When Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote this book he spent a great deal of time analyzing and defining his characters through their traits and the secrets they held against one another. Chillingworth was Hester Prynne’s true husband. He arrived in Boston, Massachusetts at the beginning of the story when Hester Prynne was on the scaffold being hazed and punished for …

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…end of this novel, after Dimmesdale died, Chillingworth felt there was no more point in his living. The man whom he hated the most was dead. Now he could not leech off of Dimmesdale anymore, with his feelings of hate and revenge. Those feelings were gone now that there was no man to seek revenge on anymore. So after Dimmesdale’s death, Chillingworth pulled away from society and just withered away by himself in solitude.