The Scarlet Letter

1.Describe the "illness" of Dimmesdale. 2. What gesture does Dimmesdale make when in pain? what may be the significance of this movement?


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Chillingworth says that Dimmesdale's illness is unconfessed sin. Chillingworth may be on to something. In any case, Dimmesdale looks increasingly pale and thin. Please submit your other questions one at a time. Thanks.