Contrast And Tone In Hawthorne's Custom House

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In the “Custom House”, Hawthorne uses contrast and tone to get his attitudes across to the audience about how he feels with the U.S. government. Hawthorne uses contrast in when he describes the fierceness of the eagle but then contrasts the way the eagle looks, which is tender, loving and soft. This contrast shows Hawthorne’s purpose of how the people of the United States desire and hope for their government to be, versus how fierce, unrendering, and uncaring the government actually is. Tone also really helps Hawthorne to share his thoughts about the government. The tone he uses appeals to this emotion of wanting somewhere safe and reliable for protection, which in this case is the people of the U.S. wanting the tenderness and protection. The

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