The Use of Symbolism in Rappaccini's Daughter

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The use of Symbolism in Rappaccini's Daughter
Nathaniel Hawthorne's work is unique. His writings are full of subtle imagination, analysis, and poetic wording. His short stories are known for their originality and for their ability to provoke the reader's thoughts. Although a large portion of his stories are allegories, Hawthorne's preference is to draw more heavily on symbolism (Pennell 13). His use of symbols adds depth to his stories and helps to reveal different aspects of his characters. In Rappaccini's Daughter, Hawthorne uses symbolism to create a modern day tale of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
There are two settings for this story. The first and main setting is an eye appealing garden next to Giovanni Guasconti's room
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When God confronted Adam about his indiscretion, he blamed Eve. Giovanni lashes out with anger at the woman he feels caused his downfall. Adam has no compassion for Eve and like Giovanni, lashes out at her with anger. Giovanni's inability to have faith in Beatrice is just another example of the fall of man (Kloeckner 333).

Baglioni plays an important role in this story. He is the symbol of Satan the
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