The Scarlet Letter

Why is Dimmesdale's sin worse than Chillingworth's?

I need indormation for a debate however i ended up on the side saying that Dimmesdale's sin is worst than Chillingworth does anyone have any idea for good arguments?

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Chillingworth is pretty much evil incarnate. He shows up to basically hunt down whoever impregnated Hester. He seems to have very little interest in Hester anyway. Most of the story has Chillingworth trying to create a twisted relationship with Dimmesdale. Chillingworth seems only to want to control Dimmesdale and slowly torture him. He poisons Dimmesdale and messes with his mind on a regular basis. It becomes apparent that his original plan to seek out Dimmesdale as the adulterer of his wife gets lost in tormenting his room mate. Dimmesdale really isn't such a bad guy. He is pretty cowardly for much of the story. He lets Hester cary the guilt of adultery but he deserves a little slack. He is a product and symbol of the pious Puritan. Unlike Chillingworth, Dimmesdale's guilt tortures him. Although he finally "mans up" and confesses, his guilt and creepy relationship with Chillingworth kills him. Still Dimmesdale lets Hester take all the blame and basically ruins her life while he hides behind his role as pious priest.