Who suffered the most in the scarlet letter?
Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale
Why does Chillingworth want revenge?
Chillingworth hates Dimmesdale. Yet his thirst for revenge means that he can never be free of Dimmesdale. They are so connected that Chillingworth dies less than a year after Dimmesdale. Revenge, Hawthorne suggests, annihilates the person seeking it.
Why is Roger Chillingworth evil?
Ultimately, Chillingworth represents true evil. He is associated with secular and sometimes illicit forms of knowledge, as his chemical experiments and medical practices occasionally verge on witchcraft and murder.
What is Roger Chillingworth’s true identity?
Roger Chillingworth is indeed a false name, firstly because Hester Prynne’s last name is Prynne and not Chillingworth. Even as a disgraced adulteress, Hester would retain her husband’s last name.
How does Chillingworth die?
Left with no object for his malice, Chillingworth wastes away and dies within a year of the minister’s passing, leaving a sizable inheritance to Pearl. Then, shortly after Chillingworth’s death, Hester and Pearl disappear.