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The Scarlet Letter

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Chillingworth's Intent - Thy Acts Like Mercy

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What does Hester mean when she tells Chillingworth,

thy acts are like mercy,… But thy words interpret thee as terror!

A

That although he sounds threatening, Chillingworth does not wish to harm anyone.

B

That he has been misguided and lost.

C

That she is terrified of him when he speaks.

D

That his words and his actions are not one and the same.

E

That he is merciful, yet fearful of something.