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Chapter 9: The Leech
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Chillingworth speaks this line as he watches Hester being publicly shamed. He acknowledges the obvious reality that Hester did not get into her situation by herself, and he wants to see her lover also be punished. He assumes that his appearance made it impossible for her to love or desire him. Hester never confirms or denies whether his assumption is accurate, but over the course of the novel we see that the two should never have been paired together. Chillingworth speaks this line to Hester, explaining how he feels certain he will be able to sense it when he finds her lover.
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The Scarlet Letter by: Nathaniel Hawthorne. Chapter 9 The Leech. Page 2 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4. His first entry on the scene, few people could tell whence, dropping down, as it were, out of the sky, or starting from the nether earth, had an aspect of mystery, which was easily heightened to the miraculous. He was now known to be a man of skill; it was observed that he gathered herbs, and the blossoms of wild-flowers, and dug up roots and plucked off twigs from the forest-trees, like one acquainted with hidden virtues in what was value-less to common eyes. He was heard to speak of Sir Kenelm Digby, and other famous men,—whose scientific attainments were esteemed hardly less than supernatural,—as having been his correspondents or associates. Why, with such rank in the learned world, had he come hither?