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Fairytales appeal to readers because they deal with good and evil characters in entertaining scenarios Part of the appeal of fairytales is their happy-ever-after endings The resolution of fairytales usually results in evil characters succeeded by good characters Fairytales also involve love release from entrapment and rightful gain The conclusion of Nathaniel Hawthornes novel The House of the Seven Gables presents an idealized wish-world for the reader by appealing to the readers desire for a happy-ever-after ending using fairytale qualities One particular quality of a fairytale ending which is present in The House of the Seven Gables is the succession of good over evil Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault is an example of a fairytale with good succeeding over bad The wolf which represents evil is slain by the woodcutter in order to save little Red Riding Hood Another example of a fairy tale that demonstrates good versus evil is the Brothers Grimms Hansel and Gretel Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon is the symbolic character of evil in The House of the Seven Gables Judge Pyncheon as two personalities one is the upstanding citizen and the other is the one with the hidden past and inner cruelties Hawthornes description of the Judge in chapter fours gives the reader insight into the Judges true qualities At first sight it the cent-shop seemed not to please him-nay to cause him exceeding displeasure-and yet the next moment he smiled He caught a glimpse of Hepzibah who involuntarily bent forward to the window and then the smile changed from acrid and disagreeable to the sunniest complaisance and benevolence 57 Further analysis of the story reveals Hepzibahs reaction to the Judges presence She speaks unfavorably about her cousin and her dislike is obvious to the reader Upon Phoebes first encounters with the Judge the aspect of receiving his kiss repels her 118-119 Her reaction is a more implied rather than stated She has an unconscious first reaction
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