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Chillingworth's Death

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What is the significance of Chillingworth withering away after Dimmesdale's death?

A

Hester's forgiveness counteracts his hate.

B

He no longer has social value as a doctor.

C

Society now sees him for his true self; he dies in response.

D

He existed only to punish Dimmesdale.

E

He died from too much evil and hate.