The Scarlet Letter

What symbol is introduced for Chillingworth in Hester's final lines in this chapter?

chapter four the interview

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The final lines of the chapter introduce the symbol of the "black man" or the devil's advocate.

"β€˜Art thou like the Black Man that haunts the forest round about us? Hast thou enticed me into a bond that will prove the ruin of my soul?’"


The Scarlet Letter