Day 1

The House of the Seven Gables Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    What does the description of the House of the Seven Gables tell us about its builder? How does this contrast with the description of the original cottage that stood on the same spot?

    The Pyncheon House is large enough to be described as a mansion. On a basic level, this indicates a certain amount of wealth, as well as a desire to put that wealth on display. It was built to last for multiple generations, implying that the man who built it was concerned with his legacy. It is also described as being designed in such a way that the different gables seem like their own small houses, which might imply a certain desire for privacy and distance within the house, which would...

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