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The Scarlet Letter

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Chillingworth's Intent - Treasure Seeker

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Hawthorne informs the reader that Roger Chillingworth:

strove to go deep into his patient's bosom, delving among his principals, prying into his recollections, and probing everything with a cautious touch, like a treasure-seeker in a dark cavern. (103)

What does this mean?

A

Chillingworth wants to look deep into Dimmesdale's heart to determine the cause of his illness.

B

Chillingworth wants to look deep into Dimmesdale's heart to determine the cause of his spirituality.

C

Chillingworth wants to look deep into Dimmesdale's heart to learn his secret memories.

D

Chillingworth wants to look deep into Dimmesdale's heart to learn if he's fit for heaven.

E

Chillingworth wants to look deep into Dimmesdale's heart to determine if he's fit for hell.