What would have happened if Chillingworth had really died?.
The character Roger Chillingworth (Prynne) had a great impact on the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Reverend Dimmesdale, and the community as a whole, would have changed drastically he Chillingworth really died. This short story is just my opinion on what could have happened. .
To get a little background on the story, the story is taking place in a Puritan colony in New England. Hester Prynne has committed the act of adultery, and is now pregnant; she is brought before the community.
The community officials decided that she should be banished from the community. They also branded her with the letter, "A" which stood for adulteress this way all in the Puritan society would know the sinful act that she has committed. There was a unique characteristic about the "A"; it was a deep scarlet. This was unusual because the society in this day wore gray, bland, boring colors. This characteristic makes the letter stand out all the more. .
Hester lives alone in a small seaside house. She makes money by sew and embroidering all different things. The child she had was a little girl named, Pearl. .
Pearl was usually dressed in a dark red or scarlet. Pearl was very sly and new that the "A" the her mother bore was because of something her mother has done. I think she knew it .
was because of a bad sin. Either way Pearl antagonized her mother and pointed or would grab this symbol on her mother's chest. Pearl sometimes acted a bit demonic. Her mother often prayed for her fearing the worst.
Within the community there was a local pastor, Reverend Dimmesdale, whose church was the very one Hester Prynne attended before she was banished. Reverend Dimmesdale was also the one with whom Hester bore Pearl. The situation was very uncomfortable between them.