Saturday, March 14, 2020

Rappaccinis Daughter essays

Rappaccini's Daughter essays In the story Rappaccinis Daughter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the daughter Beatrice had a connection with the garden. She was the daughter of a scientist Signor Giacomo Rappaccini. She is a beautiful, kind, and innocent young woman. She has a connection with the garden because her father would not let her go outside of the garden. She has been isolated from society because she has been infected with a poison. Her father is thinking about the poisons and his experiment upon her. He is afraid that if his daughter goes outside the garden that she will poison everyone because of the experiment he is trying to do with her. The plants in the garden portray Gods creation. The water in the fountain symbolizes the spirit. It is endless and unchanged and combines the material and the spiritual. The purple shrub is the action marker of the story. It is like the fountain mixed with matter and spirit. It is also poisonous; it symbolizes Beatrices spiritual perfection. Beatrice falls in l ove with Giovanni Guasconti, she then poisons him, and he is infected and can be fatal to the outside world. He could harm anything just like Beatrice. She then later dies after taking an antidote created by Signor Pietro Baglioni. Beatrice symbolizes Eve in the Bible and Giovanni symbolizes Adam from the Bible. They are alike because Beatrices father tells Beatrice not to go outside the garden, and not to let anyone in, but Giovanni was let in and he is infected just like Beatrice is. In the Bible, Jesus told Adam and Eve not to eat the apple from the garden, but they did anyway. Beatrice has a way with the flowers. She seems dependent on the plants as they seem the same way. She takes the branches in her arms and tells the plant give me thy breath, my sister, for I am faint with common air (Bernardo 1). When the insects buzz around her, they fall dead to the ground. When she ho ...

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