Is The Difference Between Hawthorne And Edgar Allan Poe's Works

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Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allen Poe’s works were unlike any style of writing that I have come across. The “gothic style” era of literature was defiantly intriguing, and sometimes even creepy to read. I will say that, it absolutely held my attention while I was reading. As I first read Poe’s works, I noticed that he very much so enjoyed writing in the darkest, and sometimes the most morbid form possible. Dark romantic novels such as, “The Oval Portrait,” and “Ligeia” shocked me. It is very easy to see the different elements between Nathaniel Hawthorne work, and Edgar Allen Poe’s works. I believe that Hawthorne enjoyed writing mainly romances, sometimes containing a gothic elements. Poe seems as though he wrote romance gothic style novels, but with a twist. He enjoyed throwing supernatural aspects into his works as well as unexplainable events, omens, portents, and visions. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s work, “The Birthmark” and Edgar Allen Poe’s work, “The Oval Portrait” made …show more content…

This is much different from The Oval Portrait because there was no way a reader could see any foreshadowing events take place. The outcome in The Oval Portrait was surprising, I never imagined the ending that did take place. A difference in The Birthmark it contained a woman in distress. The reader was able to visualize Georgiana’s passing in lines such as, “"My poor Aylmer," she repeated, with a more than human tenderness, "you have aimed loftily; you have done nobly. Do not repent that with so high and pure a feeling, you have rejected the best the earth could offer. Aylmer, dearest Aylmer, I am dying!" (Hawthorne, Nathaniel.) These lines represented a much different ending than what we had seen in The Oval Portrait. Georgiana had somewhat of closure with her husband, where as the wife in The Oval Portrait just dies and we are left feeling

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