Revenge; An action, of a jealous persona, but this topic falls within a fictional man, by the name of Roger Chillingworth. A man who seeks revenge against Dimmesdale, why? Because Hester had an affair, and had a child, named Pearl. And after the story goes on, Chillingworth finds out who she had an affair with, and goes utterly insane, with thoughts of revenge, and strife. Why Chillingworth was so mad, was because Hester and Chillingworth were married once before, but it doesn't help Chillingworth left for quite a while, and in all honesty, who knew that he would return from a hiatus, without knowing the reason for taking it? It was an act of loss and a waste of time if you think in Hester's point of view, and waiting on someone who left for no reason, isn't worth the time waiting for. Who took action for their consequences? Hester & Dimmesdale, they both stood on the scaffold, and asked for forgiveness; Hester had the letter upon her chest, and so did Dimmesdale. Denial wasn't an option, otherwiese it'd haunt them more than usual, or more than it does without knowing they did it, even though they never denied it. Chillingworth was too stubborn to actually take any responsability for his actions, as well as arrogant over Dimmesdale, but hiding his real feelings and secrets, and putting on an act towards Dimmesdale. If you look at it from a different angle, Chillingworth had his consequences, his hiatus from Hester's life, and in affect, it caused the affair, so its his own fault for leaving in the first place. And letting strife get to you, will only end everything with worse off, since its hard to control your actions, after something tragic had took its place.