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Cassler AP English September 24, 2010 Analysis of Judge Pyncheon from an Excerpt of The House of Seven Gables Politicians nowadays are seen as manipulative, greedy beings that only do what is good in order to make a quick buck. That certainly alludes to this case with Nathaniel Hawthorne's memorable character, Judge Pyncheon, seen in an excerpt of The House of Seven Gables. The narrator's acknowledgement of Judge Pyncheon seem quite as severe as the character himself. To the reader, the image of Judge Pyncheon is somewhat clarified due to a mass of hidden meanings. This excerpt seemingly mocks the Judge based on a numerous variety of notions. The reader senses that the tone and syntax of the story reveal the narrator's sarcastic view of the splendidly rubbish, Judge Pyncheon. From the very beginning of Hawthorne's passage, the narrator transmits the socalled respectability of Judge Pyncheon: "The purity of his judicial character; the faithfulness of his public service in subsequent capacities; his devotedness to his party." The narrator reveals that Judge Pyncheon's so-called accomplishments are ones that are faulty. Some sentences in the excerpt even contradict one another: "The cleanliness of his moral development, for a great many years past; the severity with which he had frowned upon, and finally cast off, an expensive and dissipated son, delaying forgiveness until the final quarter of an hour of the young man's life." This almost shows that Judge Pyncheon's moral development has subsided due to the fact that he didn't even forgive his dying son until the "final quarter of an hour of the young man's life." The way the

As seen in the modern times. He disputes it by saying that Judge Pyncheon helps the poor. like one covers themselves with a blanket. Pyncheon is not what he portrays himself to be. His "one wrong act" overshadows everything that he feels he is. ." He is a person who does not truly look inside himself and he fails to recognize the fact that he is not as noteworthy as he wants to portray himself. is covering up all of his faults by pointing out insignificant facts to better himself. the reader senses the highly overwhelming sense of sarcasm.narrator cynically describes the judge gives the reader a false sense of notion for Pyncheon all together. The narrator mentions the so-called good that Judge Pyncheon has done within his lifetime. there is a great amount of significance seen when describing the character of Judge Pyncheon. Obviously. but wears nice clothes and his "handsome gold-headed cane. and resolutely taking his idea of himself from what purports to be his image. yet he doesn't forgive his dying son until so on." Judge Pyncheon's morality is so high. the narrator finds this eminent fact as something appalling and notes it otherwise. politicians portray themselves as something they are not. the text joyously mentions. Additionally speaking. "A hard. can scarcely arrive at true selfknowledge. thus unfortunately situated. except through the loss of property and reputation. as reflected in the mirror of public opinion. cold man. Judge Pyncheon. For instance. seldom or never looking inward. "Let it overshadow the fair aspect of a lifetime!" The narrator describes Judge Pyncheon as so. in the same sense." Judge Pyncheon tries to repress his true self by disguising his mistakes with all of his "accomplishments. as a result. He is covering up his blunders. when in all actuality.

Like that of a corrupt politician or goverment official. Judge Pyncheon is unquestionably a fake to himself and society. It strikes an odd resemblence to what is going on in the real world and how people promote themselves in society. It is highly crucial to recognize the fact that the narrator finds this certain character a sham.Through the use of syntax and a multitude of literary methods. Nathaniel Hawthorne emphasizes the fact that this specific character happens to be fabricated. His overly-worded account of himself makes Judge Pyncheon try to be something he is not. . an obvious facade is seen in Hawthorne's highly prided character.

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