"The effect of the symbol - or rather, of the position in respect to society that was indicated by it - on the mind of Hester Prynne herself was powerful and peculiar." Chapter 13 p 108
Hester Prynne changes as a person and is now a “a bare and harsh outline” of her former self.
Hester regrets not telling the secret identity of Chillingworth where he is her husband.
"Else it may be there miserable fortune as it was Roger Chillingworth" Chapter 15, p 118
Pearl and Hester are talking, then Dimmesdale and Chillingworth approach in the window and Pearl warns Hester about the "Black Man", which is Chillingworth who symbolizes the devil.
"'And so it is!' said the child. 'And, mother, he has his hand over his heart! Is it because, when the minister wrote his name in the book, the Black Man set his mark in that place? But why odes he not wear it outside his bosom, as tghou dost mother?' Chapter 16 pg 125