The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of America’s first romantic writers and his writings are still quite popular today. One of Hawthorne’s most popular short stories include the writing of “Young Goodman Brown.” What makes Hawthorne so progressive in today’s literary world is the fact that he makes a smooth transition from symbolism to allegory in his writings. Edgar Allan Poe uses a more gothic style of writing that gives his science fiction literature unique character. One of Poe’s more popular stories is “The Fall of the House of Usher” in which he uses deep symbolism and imagery to tell the story. Although both short stories portray critical use of allegory and symbolism, it is based upon opinion as to which story is the more superior. “Young Goodman Brown” is more superior because of its detailed characters, better use of literally techniques and deeper themes. “Young Goodman Brown” is a short story about a man by the name of Goodman Brown who constantly questions his religious faith. The story begins as Goodman Brown goes on a journey into the dark woods leaving behind Faith, his wife. As he travels into the woods, he meets with someone there, who the reader later comes to find out is the Devil. Throughout Brown’s journey, he starts to notice certain townspeople of his village walking through the woods, speaking with the Devil. Brown is confused as to why these so-called good Christian people are involved with the Devil late at night. The story’s climactic point
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