The Scarlet Letter

Hester asks permission to reveal Chillingworth's identity to Dimmesdale. she also asks that chillingworth pardon her and Dimmesdale. How does Chillingworth respond?

chapter 14-15

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Hester then tells Chillingworth that she plans to reveal his true identity to Dimmesdale. He is unmoved by this, telling her that nothing he or she does can alter the way things now stand. She pleads with Chillingworth to pardon Dimmesdale for what happened so that he can let go of his revenge. Chillingworth replies, "Let the black flower blossom as it may."