In Ch. 10
The Scarlet Letter Questions
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What metaphors does Hawthorne use to describe Chillingworth's probe? How do they further define Chillingworth's character?
"He now dug into the poor clergyman's heart, like a miner searching for gold; or, rather, like a sexton delving into a grave, possibly in quest of a jewel that had been buried on the dead man's bosom, but likely to find nothing save mortality and corruption."
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