Chillingworths Views Essay

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Chillingworths Views

Journal,
You should have seen Hester's face when she recognized me, I could see the fright in her
eyes. She must have thought I would confess my real identity to these good Puritan
citizens, but no, I shall not bring shame to myself, I would rather her hold the
self-afflicted burden she carries upon her breast as she has been forced to do so. My only
grief is that this ‘A', which is the symbol of her sins, is almost as beautiful as she.
When I see the magnificence of this scarlet figure, I feel nothing but rage for the evil
that has taken Hester from my possession, and also for Hester, the sinner herself. Its
beauty leads me to believe that she holds her fellow sinner in high esteem and with true
adoration.

I have discovered the serpent in the garden of my marriage; he is none other than the MOST
REVERAND MR. DIMMESDALE. He sits upon his pulpit day, after day, after day, preaching the
word of our most holy one, while I have to think of him touching my wife with his bare
hands, loving her, as I should have been. I must think of her ecstasy in his arms while I
was abroad becoming better for myself, for her, for our future. I sit alone in my head,
rummaging through thoughts I would not have thought a husband have for his beloved, but to
hell with her, she is none other than an offender to a most sacred union; but this man, he
is truly wicked. Mr. Dimmesdale is the pastor of this town's parish. He has his duties, he
knows his vows; how dare he go against his covenant with the Lord!

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