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One opposing view is that Roger Chillingworth a powerful enchanter during his Indian captivity and often performed miraculous cures by their skill in the black art. The second opposing view of Roger Chillingworth was that he was seen by an handicraftsman at the time OS Sir Thomas Overbury's murder under another name with a famous conjurer named Doctor Forman. By the latter part of the book doubters feel that Chillingworth has changed since he first came to town. At first, he had appeared like scholar, but now there was something "ugly and evil in his face" (9.17). The townspeople begin to change their opinions of him, fearing that Dimmesdale is being haunted and hunted by Satan himself in the guise of Chillingworth.