Rappaccini’s Daughter Literary Devices

Rappaccini’s Daughter is a short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and published in 1844. Rappaccini is a scientist who has lived for some time away from society, with his daughter Beatrice Rappaccini who he raised through the same form of extreme isolation and unique education as himself. His unique methods have made Rappaccini infamous among … Read more

Symbolism In Rappaccini’s Daughter

Rappaccini’s Daughter is a novella considered to be Nathaniel Hawthorne’s first foray into symbolism. Rappaccini, Rappaccini’s daughter, and Dr. Rappaccini are all symbolic of various things which the author has presented subtly throughout the story. Rappaccini represents science gone wrong, Rappaccini’s favorite garden symbolizes humankind gone wrong through unchecked scientific advances, and Rappacdni’s daughter Beatrice … Read more