Explain techniques Hawthorne uses to develop theme in this chapter.
Book: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne — Chapter 14: Hester and the Physician
Which choice best represents a theme of this chapter?
Isolation leads to dehumanization.
Separating church and state is essential.
Revenge is the darkest of sins.
Redemption is possible through God.
Which statement best describes a technique the narrator uses to represent the impact that seeking revenge has had on Chillingworth?
The narrator hints at Chillingworth’s descent into evil by mentioning the kinds of cruel torture he has inflicted on his victim.
The narrator describes Chillingworth’s descent into evil by detailing his future plans to continue Dimmesdale’s torment.
The narrator demonstrates Chillingworth’s descent into evil through juxtaposing him with Dimmesdale.
The narrator emphasizes Chillingworth’s descent into evil by using devil imagery to describe his physical appearance.
Has fate given Chillingworth no choice but to be evil or has he chosen to be evil? Use examples from the text to support your answer.