The Scarlet Letter

Chapter 3

"...she will be a living sermon against sin..." What does the stranger desire to see completed in this "sermon?" Cite his reasoning. Who is this perosn, and what has happened to him to make his arrival late?

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Chillingworth enjoys his wife's (Hester) humiliation. He sent her to the New World and never joined her there. His one real desire is to see Hester's lover exposed.


The Scarlet Letter