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Scarlet Letter Chapter 4 Summary


Chillingworth, Hester's husband comes to provide her with medical assistance in her jail cell. Using his experience that makes him a doctor, he prepares Hester Prynne a medical drink for medicine. At first, she will not drink it because she believes that Chillingworth is trying to poison her and will not drink the mixture. Roger wants Hester to reveal her lover, but she refuses. She also makes him promise not to reveal his true identity either and Hester sees him as the Devil in disguise. Chillingworth states that he has plans to find Hester's lover and is seeking revenge.