Essay on Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Unit 8: American Gothic
Reading Assignment:
1) Edgar Allan Poe: “The Tell-Tale Heart” (691-695), “The Purloined Letter” (701-714)
2) 
2) Nathaniel Hawthorne: “The Birth-Mark” (418-430)
Writing Assignment:
Address the following prompts, and place your responses in the Dropbox.
Journal #15: Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne both have a tendency to drift into the darker side of humanity. What ideas do they reveal about the human heart and mind in these stories?
Journal #16: Pick one of the characters from one of these stories, and explore that character in depth. What understanding do you gain of that character's personality, motivations, and interactions with the world at large?

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American Gothic Fiction
Edgar Allan Poe
Nathaniel Hawthorne
American Passages: Gothic Undercurrents
Unit 8: American Gothic
Reading Assignment:
1) Edgar Allan Poe: “The Tell-Tale Heart” (691-695), “The Purloined Letter” (701-714)
2) 
2) Nathaniel Hawthorne: “The Birth-Mark” (418-430)
Writing Assignment:
Address the following prompts, and place your responses in the Dropbox.
Journal #15: Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne both have a tendency to drift into the darker side of humanity. What ideas do they reveal about the human heart and mind in these stories?
Journal #16: Pick one of the characters from one of these stories, and explore that character in depth. What understanding do you gain of that character's personality, motivations, and interactions with the world at large?

Discussion Board:
Post your thoughts and questions about this unit on the discussion board.
Extra Resources:
These resources are for you to explore this topic in more depth, if you so choose. They are not mandatory, but I think you will find them helpful in understanding more about this material.
American Gothic Fiction
Edgar Allan Poe
Nathaniel Hawthorne
American Passages: Gothic Undercurrents
Unit 8: American Gothic
Reading Assignment:
1) Edgar Allan Poe: “The Tell-Tale Heart” (691-695), “The Purloined Letter” (701-714)
2) 
2) Nathaniel Hawthorne: “The Birth-Mark” (418-430)
Writing Assignment:
Address the following prompts, and place your responses in the Dropbox.
Journal #15: Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne both have a tendency to drift into the darker side of humanity. What ideas do they reveal about the human heart and mind in these stories?
Journal #16: Pick one of the characters from one of these stories, and explore that character in depth. What understanding do you gain of that character's personality, motivations, and interactions with the world at large?

Discussion Board:
Post your thoughts and questions about this unit on the discussion board.
Extra Resources:
These resources are for you to explore this topic in more depth, if you so choose. They are not mandatory, but I think you will find them helpful in understanding more about this material.
American Gothic Fiction
Edgar Allan Poe
Nathaniel Hawthorne
American Passages: Gothic Undercurrents
Unit 8: American Gothic
Reading Assignment:
1) Edgar Allan Poe: “The Tell-Tale Heart” (691-695), “The Purloined Letter” (701-714)
2) 
2) Nathaniel Hawthorne: “The Birth-Mark” (418-430)
Writing Assignment:
Address the following prompts, and place your responses in the Dropbox.
Journal #15: Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne both have a tendency to drift into the darker side of humanity. What ideas do they reveal about the human heart and mind in these stories?
Journal #16: Pick one of the characters from one of these stories, and explore that character in depth. What understanding do you gain of that character's personality, motivations,…