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"The hollow of the Three Hills" analysis

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Jacob Thornsberry

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"The Hollow of the Three Hills" by Nathaniel Hawthorne Analysis

by Jacob Thornsberry

Theme
The theme of "The Hollow of the Three Hills" is that your family needs you the most when times get tough.
Literary Devices
Foreshadowing (P.4) "Stronger it grew, and sadder, and deepened into the tone of a death bell," - this sentence foreshadowed the woman discovering her daughter's death
Irony (P.5) "the mother who had sinned against natural affection, and left her child to die." - this sentence shows irony because the woman misses the family she abandoned so much that she gives up her life so she can see them once more, only to find out her child is dead.
Sensory details (P. 4) "there was one solemn voice of a man, and a manly and melodious voice it might once have been... He spoke of... a heart and home made desolate," - this text shows sensory details because it describes the woman's husband's voice, and how there is no hope left in it.
Summary
"The Hollow of the Three Hills" is about a woman who has fled from home. The woman visits a witch and sacrifices her own life to see her family through three visions. In the first vision, she sees her parents talking about how they are disappointed in her. In the second vision she sees her husband weeping at a funeral. In the third and final vision she sees her son's coffin being carried to its grave.
Sensory Details
Sensory details help illustrate stories by appealing to the senses. In "The Hollow of the Three Hills" the sensory details that illustrate my point is found in this text: "there was one solemn voice of a man, and a manly and melodious voice it might once have been... He spoke of... a heart and home made desolate." This text supports my claim because of how it shows the heartbreak and despair of a man whose wife has abandoned him and he has no one to support him through the death of his child.
Thesis Statement
In "The Hollow of the Three Hills" Nathaniel Hawthorne uses sensory details, irony, and foreshadowing to show that your family needs you most when times get tough.
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