In The Scarlet Letter, what does Chillingworth reveal to Hester in the prison cell?

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Chillingworth is Hester 's husband that she had actually cheated on. The two were married in England. We don't find this out until later in the story, so I don't want to give away too much, but Chillingworth to us is the strange man she saw in the crowd and...

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Chillingworth is Hester's husband that she had actually cheated on. The two were married in England. We don't find this out until later in the story, so I don't want to give away too much, but Chillingworth to us is the strange man she saw in the crowd and reacted to him. She hadn't seen him in quite some time, so when he first sees her with this baby, he instantly knows she had failed to remain faithful.

In chapter 4, Chillingworth meets with Hester in the prison cell and tells her to reveal the identity of her baby's father. She refuses. He also tells her that she must keep his identity a secret.

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