# Notice that Chillingworth is called a "leech" in the chapters in which he interacts with Dimmesdale, but a "physician" in this interaction with Hester. Considering the definition of "leech," what do you suppose is Hawthorne’s point in using these two desi

Notice that Chillingworth is called a "leech" in the chapters in which he interacts with Dimmesdale, but a "physician" in this interaction with Hester. Considering the definition of "leech," what do you suppose is Hawthorne’s point in using these two designations? In Chapter 14.