The Scarlet Letter

Why do you think Chillingworth says this to Dimmesdale: "Do not blacken your fame and perish in dishonor! I can save you! Would you bring infamy on your famous profession?"

In ch. 23

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Chillingworth doesn't want Dimmesdale to confess..... he wants to continue controlling the man. Dimmesdale wants to be free of the secret and Chillingworth.


The Scarlet Letter