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What does Chillingworth do while Dimmesdale sleeps, and what does his action symbolize?

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bj97872 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 25, 2011 at 11:04 AM via web

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What does Chillingworth do while Dimmesdale sleeps, and what does his action symbolize?

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jeff-hauge | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted September 26, 2011 at 3:34 AM (Answer #1)

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Chillingworth interprets correctly that Dimmesdale is in fact the father of Pearl and is overcome with joy. he dances a macabre dance of joy around his sleeping victim.

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