Ap Promt the House of the Seven Gables

The Novel The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The author creates a clear cut image of the character Judge Pyncheon for the reader to dissect. He values the ideal image of a judicial character and considers the public perception of him a key factor.   The judge attempts to create a positive image for himself with the community by being active and boasting about his public participation, and he succeeds, as such his reputation is increased dramatically. However the narrator is not content with allowing Judge Pyncheon’s other flaws to go unnoticed. He reveals that most of the judge’s actions are rooted in self-centeredness and pettiness. Through the use of satirical tone, organization, and selective detail the author reveals the judge to be much less than his words build him up to be.
The narrator first starts out by listing the judge’s alleged accomplishments and achievements each time adding just a touch of satire. The list consists of a number of ideas separated by semi-colons. This gives each item its own focus. It is first introduced as “splendid rubbish” that would “cover up…a more active and subtle conscience than the judge was ever troubled with”, implying a lack of sincerity in these actions. The narrator starts the list with the judge’s more admirable qualities and achievements, such as his “unimpeachable integrity as treasurer…” and the “cleanliness of his moral deportment”. However, he transitions into more superfluous achievements such as the judge’s “confining himself…to five glasses of old Sherry wine” and continues to mock the judge.
The list continues as do the satirical comments, we are next introduced to details about Judge Pyncheon’s wardrobe, which says he is not a man of selflessness but rather a man of greed. The narrator adds that a man cannot truly look at himself without deception until he loses his property. The narrator also makes it clear that the Judge knows perfectly well that his contributions to society build his...