The Scarlet Letter

what "investigation" consumes chillingworth?

In chapter 10

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Chillingworth is one twisted guy. He is obsessed in finding out the truth about Pearls father. He has a pretty good hunch it is Dimmesdale but enjoys torturing Dimmesdale until he gets a full confession from him. I think there is a part of Chillingworth that does not want a full confession lest he lose control over his creepy relationship with Dimmesdale.