The Scarlet Letter

Briefly explain what happens to the following people following Dimmesdale's death: Chillingworth, Hester, and Pearl.

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Chillingworth passes away shortly after Dimmesdale's death.

Pearl inherits Chillingworth's wealth and becomes the world's richest heiress. She and Hester spend the following years traveling extensively. She later gets married and makes her home in Europe.

Hester returns to Boston where she lives happily in her cottage. For the rest of her life, she dedicates her life to nursing the poor and sick in the community.


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