This is first evident in the fact that he married Hester knowing she would never love him and yet he made her marry him anyway.
He admits this while talking to her in the jail cell.
122,123) He uses Dimmesdale's conviction to destroy his sanity, Chillingworth tries to blame Dimmesdale for his destruction instead of taking responsibility for his own actions and allowing for a peaceful agreement to come between him and Hester.
Author Dimmesdale was a victim to his conviction of his affair with Hester Prynne.
He now dug into the poor clergyman's heart, like a miner searching for gold; or, rather, like a sexton Page 2 delving into a grave, possibly in quest of a jewel that had been buried on the dead man's bosom, but likely to find nothing save mortality and corruption.
Alas, for his own soul, if these were what he sought!This conviction eventually killed him by tearing him apart from the inside out, but he was unable to admit his sin publicly because as a preacher it would ruin his reputation.This fact is very evident by how harsh the puritan people were with Hester's adulterous act and how they punished her for her sin.Roger Chillingworth was one of the main characters along with Hester Prynne and Author Dimmesdale.Roger Chillingworth was a small, thin, and was slightly deformed in appearance with one shoulder being higher than the other.These thesis statements for “Young Goodman Brown” offer a summary of different elements that could be important in an essay but you are free to add your own analysis and understanding of the plot or themes to them.Using the essay topics below in conjunction with the list of important quotes from “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne at the bottom of the page, you should have no trouble connecting with the text and writing an excellent paper.So this left him with two choices either to admit to the colony that he had sinned and be ruined publicly or to keep it to himself and let it eat him alive.This fierce hatred toward himself by his acts of penance were he would lash himself with a whip.This is especially interesting considering what the old man tells Young Goodman Brown of his father and his lineage.Equally worthy of note (and along similar lines) is the name “Goody" for the old woman or “Faith" for his wife.