The novel deals with the sins of Dimmesdale and Chillingworth.
Chillingworth suspects Dimmesdale of being Pearl’s father, but he decided to live with that and keep tormenting him instead of revealing everyone what he knows.
Dimmesdale suffers a huge sin because he’s a hypocrite. Both characters die in the end, thus showing readers that their sins deserve harsh punishment, not the act of adultery that Hester committed.
The author shows this theme in the Scarlet Letter through Dimmesdale who seems to be a much better man than Chillingworth, but he lies to himself. The entire community respects him because Dimmesdale is a church leader and a talented orator who helps people when they have problems.
He condemns Hester for adultery while being her lover.
People treat Hester as an outcast and praise Dimmesdale as an honorable man, though they took part in the same sin. Chillingworth is a man who scares all readers because the author portrays him as the epitome of evil, and his primary act is seeking revenge. Chillingworth is angry to find out about another’s man child.Once he suspects the minister, he moves in with Dimmesdale, pretending to be his caring physician.Chillingworth uses his position to probe Arthur's conscious and subconscious mind, tormenting him psychologically, and perhaps, it is implied, poisoning him physically.Chillingworth has not only betrayed his morality as a human being, he has corrupted his profession, using his skills as a physician to destroy rather than heal.Until the novel's dramatic conclusion, Chillingworth uses all his power to keep Arthur from making a public confession.He thinks that public humiliation is a good punishment for her and decides to find her lover and torture him.Chillingworth gets close to Dimmesdale as a doctor.Educators go through a rigorous application process, and every answer they submit is reviewed by our in-house editorial team.Roger Chillingworth's most horrible sin is this: In seeking revenge, he sets out to deliberately and methodically destroy another human being, Arthur Dimmesdale.When Chillingworth comes into the settlement to find his wife standing on the scaffold with another man's baby in her arms, his shock turns quickly into a lust for retribution.When he meets with Hester in the jail after she is taken down from the scaffold, he extracts from her the promise...