What does Chillingworth discover when Reverend Dimmesdale is sleeping in Chapter 10 and how does he react to this discovery?
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At the end of Chapter 10 when Dimmesdale fell asleep, Roger Chillingworth "thrust aside the vestment that, hitherto, had always covered it from the professional eye." What did he see? He saw the letter A which Dimmesdale had been cutting into his chest from the moment Hester was punished for their sin. He was the one who sinned with Hester and being the reverend for the town, could not admit it so he had personally been punishing himself in silence. As for Roger's reaction, he was delighted. He was filled with ecstasy but it was tinged with evil, devilish delight. He finally had his proof as to who his wife and slept with and now, he could put forth even more revenge. He was compared to Satan with the way he was dancing around with happiness because, even though he was happy, it was such a disturbing happiness that no one would truly feel happy.
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