The Scarlet Letter

Hawthorne is very interested in the dichotomy between the external and internal parts of a person. How can we apply this to the stranger's initial description?

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Chillingworth seems a paradox. He is white yet dresses like a savage or forest person. He seems learned describing himself as a doctor yet displays a subtle intensity of anger and vengeance toward Hester and whoever is the father of Pearl.