The Scarlet Letter

Again, given the use of physiognomy in literature, what is Hawthrone suggesting by Chillingworth's age, deformed appearance?

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I suppose he is suggesting that Hester's union with Chillingworth was done under Hester's duress. Over the years Chillingworth has mutated into something darker than he was before.