An Analysis on Hawthorne

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Leah Krafft 10/16/00 Hawthorne Essay An Analysis of Hawthorne's Style Although many readers may say Hawthorne's writing is difficult to understand, the descriptions of the characters and settings are vividly depicted through the use of allegory, and his many instances of symbolism throughout his stories. "Young Goodman Brown" is an excellent example how allegory is shown through the writing of Nathanial Hawthorne. The story's beginning shows Goodman Brown as he bids farewell to his young wife, …

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…with the scrutiny of the public. The forest is the place where Dimmsdale and Hester confess to each other their love and their desire to leave Boston together. Therefore, the forest symbolizes a hiding place. In conclusion, you can see how Hawthorne's use of allegory, and symbolism have intensified these pieces of literature. By looking at these literary devices, we are able to look deeper into the characters and analyze their true thoughts and feelings.