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Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville have used darkness and light imagery extensively in their respective books The Marble Faun and Pierre, or the Ambiguities. Although both Hawthorne and Melville draw on the traditional bad-good connotations of black and white, they treat the colors differently. Hawthorne attaches religious significance to black and white; Melville attaches psychological significance to black and white.
Wiseman, Marian, "Pierre and The Marble Faun Illuminated by Darkness" (1967). Honors Theses. 1085.
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