What effect does Dimmesdale's confession have on Chillingworth, as explained in the conclusion of The Scarlet Letter?
A. He is rejuvenated by Dimmesdale's confession, and experiences better health.
B. Chillingworth commends Dimmesdale on his honesty.
C. He is crippled by the weight of Dimmesdale's confession, and withers away and dies within a year.
D. Chillingworth is so embarrassed by Dimmesdale's confession that he leaves Salem for England.

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