A Rose for Emily & Goodman Brown
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A 3 page essay that contrasts and compares Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" and William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," which are short stories separated in time, but very similar in theme. Hawthorne pictures a colonial setting in which a young man succumbs to perverted, devilish way of viewing his fellow villagers. Similarly, Faulkner pictures his heroine as the victim of a similarly distorted perception, in this case, derived from madness in a small early twentieth century Southern town. While the stories are different in structure, setting and characterization, they both show how distorted perception can alter how a protagonists views reality. No additional sources cited.
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