Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe made significant contributions to American Literature with their distinct writing styles, timeless fiction stories, and literary genius. Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe have written various forms of literature such as their famous fiction novels, essays, and biographies. The writings of these authors were greatly affected by life changing events. Washington Irving is most well-known for his fiction stories, but
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” is typical of his works as it represents one of his common themes, morality. A&E’s electronic biographies states, Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804 and his life was steeped in the Puritan legacy (Biography Editors). His Puritan linage includes John Hathorne, a judge in the Salem witch trials. Shameful of his family’s past, he added the ‘w’ to his last name. His father, a ship’s captain, died when Hawthorne was only 4 and his Mother became
predicament; their morals are to show, and hopefully spread to others, the significance of “killing others with kindness.” Hester Prynne, the protagonist in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, demonstrates the moral of kindness within her community. Her patience withstands many years until the townspeople actually agree to her as being a legacy. According to the conclusion, Hester’s return to Boston recognizes her intention to act as an influential figure within the community.
The early American Romantic writer Nathaniel Hawthorne is known as a very dominant person because of his elevation in American short stories. Hawthornes’s work mostly bears distinctive suggestions of his New England Puritan heritage, which exerted on his thought about the guilt and sins of humanity especially in one of his major work he did “Young Goodman Brown”. The story develops through the clue of Goodman Brown’s slowly giving in to evil from the corruption of his wife and the encounter of the