Analysis Of `` The Scarlet Letter `` By Edgar Allen Poe

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During the first half of the nineteenth century the Romanticism movement was starting to reach its apex. However, one of its sub-genres would have a longer impact on literature. It was gothic fiction, a genre that according to “involved elements of fear, horror, death, and gloom, but it also included romantic elements of nature and very high emotion, such as fear and suspense, and often concentrated on individuality”. The most famous writer of gothic fiction during the early to mid nineteenth century was Edgar Allen Poe. However, another writer around the same time also made an impact. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804 to an old New England family who can be traced to old Salem. He is best known for his short stories like “The Birthmark” and “The Minister 's Black Veil”; and the classic novel “The Scarlet Letter”. He died in 1864 on a tour of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Most of his stories takes place during puritan Massachusetts. “Young Goodman Brown” is such a story. It is about a young puritan man who has recently gotten married. At the start of the story he is on a journey through the woods. There he comes a across a strange old man who claims to know everyone in the colony. He also knows everyone’s sins. Brown eventually sees a ceremony for the devil. He sees people there he thought were the pillars of his community like Goody Cloyse and The Minster. What scares him the most his that his wife Faith is there too. It is revealed that it was

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