What is Hawthorne revealing about society through this story?
Respond to the following questions. Each response should be a minimum of 10 sentences and should include at least 2 quotes from the text for each question. At least 8 sentences should be your own words and discussion. The other may be quotes. Please include questions with answers directly below each question. 1. After looking at the notes on Gothic Literature, what is one key Gothic element Hawthorne employs, and what is the significance of that elements within the story? 2. Think about the context of the nineteenth century. What is Hawthorne revealing about society through this story? Look at some of the characters. 3. What role does Madeline Usher play in “The House of Usher?” Look closely at the scenes she is described in, including the ending. Also, what is the illness she has that the Roderick and the narrator are afraid of getting? 4. What elements of the elegy do you notice in “Annabel Lee?” See notes on the elegy under this weeks lecture and notes. 5. While both Hawthorne and Poe use the Gothic, how do they differ in their use of the elements? What do each add to the Gothic genre?