The works of Hawthorne and Melville both provide commentary about society at the time.Young Goodman Brown is confronted by the contradiction between how his Puritan community presents themselves in daylight and how they change in the night.Bartleby has an unusual work ethic.
What is the commentary about society that is being made by these works?
How might they relate to previous works we’ve read by authors such as Franklin, Irving, and Edwards?
Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
McMichael, G. L., & Leonard, J. S. (2011). Concise Anthology of American Literature. Boston: Longman.