What is Chillingsworth's attitude toward Hester in Chapter 4 of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter?

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In Chapter 4 of The Scarlet Letter, when Chillingworth first encounters Hester after his sojourn in the forest, his attitude toward Hester is one of a dual regret mixed with an ironic sarcasm stirred by an unquenchable, bitter curiosity to know the name of the man who transgressed against Hester and Chillingworth himself. After giving Hester an Indian herbal potion to calm her fevered emotions, Chillingworth addresses her explaining what he thinks and what he wants.


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