The Scarlet Letter

What new identity has Chillingworth assumed in Boston? Why is he successful?

chapter nine the leech

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He assumes the persona of Dr. Chillingworth. He becomes Dimmesdale's constant companion and doctor. The church elders approve of him and urge Dimmesdale to allow him to treat him. He is successful as a doctor because he learned different methods of herblore from the Native Americans.