Master of Arts
Carl F. Strauch
This study consists of an examination and explication of setting, character, and action in "Rappaccini's Daughter" in accordance with the view that the story is a presentation of Giovanni's unsuccessful "fall" into maturity--a "fall" which involves both his entrance into the world in the form imposed upon it by human knowledge, and his unsuccessful attempt to establish a human relationship based on love.
Cote, Elizabeth Ann, "Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter": a critical study" (1967). Theses and Dissertations. 3502.