His use of allegory and symbolism make Hawthorne one of the most studied writers. (https://www.biography.com/people/nathaniel-hawthorne-9331923)”. From Nathaniel Hawthorne’s stories such as “young Goodman brown” it helps us relate to his up bring and his life living in Salem during the witch trials he expresses his feelings on them. In the short story of Nathaniel Hawthorne, he refers to himself as “Young Goodman Brown” who was once a great man who with time living in Salem now sees everyone as a sinful and bitter person because of the actions of them in the story. There are many assumptions to the story of Young Goodman Brown; some say he had a dream of walking into the dark forest and seeing everyone from his village/town at the witches sabbath and some say it happened and was not a dream.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is a novel that takes place in a small segregated southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the 1930s. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is set in the impoverished neighborhood; Molching, in Nazi Germany during the 1940s, under the rule of Adolf Hitler and around the escalation of World War II. Both novels; deeply moving, and thought-provoking, reveal the irrationality and destructiveness of prejudice. These novels describe the chaos that is caused by a hatred of others, due to shallow and ludicrous circumstances, such as the color of one's skin, religion, or nationality. It ultimately reveals the fear of people who are different.
When the author mentions that the staff “might almost be seen to twist and wriggle itself like a living serpent”, he elevates the staff’s capability to completing such actions (Hawthorne 2). The author then shows the reader how “[t]he cry of grief, rage, and terror was  piercing the night”, portraying the horrid experience Goodman Brown goes through (Hawthorne 5). The heaviness of fear shows through the humanlike actions given to an
Hughes was one of the few kids who really wanted to see Jesus, but ended up lying to not keep his aunt and other adults waiting. The worse thing the pressure brought to Hughes was his loss of faith. He no longer could believe in Jesus, and he lost that faith while making other people happy that he had been “saved.” Orwell doesn't buy what society believes about beggars. Beggars have to go through a lot on the streets, to still be detested by society. Society doesn't care what beggars have to go through, they only care about who has a lot of money.
Fidelity was frequently preached by religious officials during this time period, and many strived to follow the morals of Christianity. Therefore being in a courtly relationship did not excuse the sin of adultery and infidelity. In Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, Lancelot is initially heartbroken for Guinevere’s lack of passion towards him. He saves her like a respectable knight should, but in return she gives him no respect for saving her life. He then expresses to Guinevere, “I am grieved at this, but I dare not ask your reason” (Comfort 49).
Leon Rooke shares the quality of love in his short story, “A Bolt of White Cloth”. Rooke shows that love has the ability to produce the greatest happiness in the lives of people, but hardships must follow in order to achieve this love. Love comes in many forms as it is an emotion that can be expressed differently varying from person to person. Rooke uses magical realism by introducing an Eastern stranger that sells white cloth with magical qualities. The price, however, is love.
Jonas and The Giver are talking about how there can’t be twins in the community; “The Giver's face took on a solemn look. "I wish they wouldn't do that," he said quietly, almost to himself. "Well, they can't have two identical people around! Think how confusing it would be!" Jonas chuckled.” (146) The community releases the lighter twin of the set because it would be too confusing to have two identical people around and that would make it hard for the people.
We find out that his sudden impulses are what causes Gene to shake the branch causing Finny to fall out of the tree and break his leg. In Gene and Finny's last encounter when Gene brings Finny his suit case Gene finds out that Finny believes him, but all that matters is that they are still friends. So Gene finally comes to where he has peace of mind and body after Finny tells him that he believes him. A Separate Peace is a reference to war and how the school and the kids of Devon have never really experienced war first hand. So the school is a separate peace from war because the war has not made its way to Devon yet, and the kids at Devon are also a separate peace because of the way they have no effect on the war and the war has no effect on them and the way they live there life.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the most prolific American Authors of the 19th century, who is remembered most prominently for his book The Scarlett Letter, but he was also a writer of a great many short stories as well. Three of these stories are “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” which is the tale of a scientist and a twisted experiment he performs on his daughter, turning her into living poison and making her live in a garden in solitude. A second is “Young Goodman Brown,” telling of Goodman Brown’s walk into a forest and the dark ritual he sees that irreparably changes his view of those living around him. Finally, there is “The Birthmark,” in which the mad scientist Aylmer creates an “antidote” to clear his wife Georgiana of a hand-shaped birthmark
The Cask of Amontillado and A Good Man is Hard to Find Edgar Allan Poe published “The Cask of Amontillado” in 1846. The story remains his last publication regarded by most as his greatest tale ever. The story is mainly about addiction, torture, murder and revenge set in an immense Italian catacomb situated underground. The story further reflects an expedition into the considerably mysterious and dark recesses of the human psyche. The story is rather scary a theme that the author considers as a great way of expressing both the social and personal anxieties over war, bullies, parents, children, drugs, and sex.