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The Scarlet Letter

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Chillingworth before the scaffold

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As Dimmesdale approaches the scaffold, Chillingworth declares,

had thou sought the whole earth over... there was no place so secret... where thou couldst have escaped me - save on this very scaffold! (207)

How is this significant?

A

Chillingworth will never admit he is Hester's husband.

B

Chillingworth refuses to be punished for his sins.

C

Dimmesdale obviates Chillingworth's revenge.

D

Chillingworth does not wish to be blamed for Dimmesdale's past sin.

E

Chillingworth no longer wants revenge.