Does the story work without the introduction about the works of l'Aubepine?
Answers may vary. Some may say it adds to the story as a whole, setting a mood and highlighting elements of the style the story is written in. Some may say that it could be removed and the story would still remain intact and function. Some may also say that perhaps the introduction distracts from the story as a whole.
How does Rappaccini rationalize his treatment of his daughter?
He rationalizes that, by exposing her constantly to poisonous plants, he is protecting her from not only the plants, but the world. The poison that she now contains within herself, he reasons, is a...
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