The Scarlet Letter

Why doesn’t Dimsdale see Chillingworth for the fiend he has become?

Scarlet Letter Chapter 10 (X) The Leech and his patient

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Chillingworth is a wolf in sheeps clothing. He is a man of medicine, he looks kind and concerned. Dimmesdale is constantly ill, his sin is eating away at him. Chillingworth seems like a man that can help him. Dimmesdale is unable to see clearly because he is ill and wracked with guilt.