In The Scarlet Letter what is the symbolism of Dimmesdale's and Chillingworth's house?

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In chapter 17 of The Scarlet Letter, "The Pastor and His Parishioner" Hester famously tells Arthur Dimmesdale the true identity of the man with whom he has been sharing his dwelling. She also warns Dimmesdale against "that man", who is crushing the soul right from within Dimmesdale's weakened body.

“Thou must dwell no longer with this man,” said Hester, slowly and firmly. “Thy heart must be no longer under his evil eye!”

Aside from the obvious conflict, another reason why Hester is very concerned about Dimmesdale and Chillingworth

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