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The Symbolism of Colors in "The Maypole of Merry Mount"

Summary: Symbolism is of key importance in the writing of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In "The Maypole of Merry Mount", Hawthorne uses green, red, and black to symbolize different aspects of the lives of the Puritans.
The writing style of Nathaniel Hawthorne is composed of carefully placed symbols, which he uses to show emphasis on a particular character, deepen his main theme, and provide his audience with a thematic purpose. Hawthorne's sympathetic outlook on nature serves as the backbone of this short story. His usage of colors simply presents his audience with a colorful layout in the story, but with a keen eye, imagination, and vocabulary skills, these colors can be altered into little symbols signifying a variety of emotions Hawthorne wants you, as the reader, to feel. The colors green, black, and red describe not only the feeling, or raw emotion, of the story, but also foreshadow what is to come.

Green, compared to most colors, stands out from the bunch. The world is dominated by the color green with trees, grass, and our surrounding...

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