What the Stories of Irving and Hawthorne Tell Us About Human Nature

What do the stories of Irving and Hawthorne tell us about human nature? Are people inherently evil by nature?

Do we end up harming ourselves by believing that the world is an evil place? Refer to the work of both authors in your examination. Present ideas you have independently developed about the text and related discussions. This is not research, so please do not construct your answer around extensive outside sources. Emphasize and reinforce fundamental skills, including argumentative coherence, precision of expression, grammatical correctness, and accurate representation of texts. You are asked to address issues of quotation, paraphrasing, and the distinctions between summary, analysis, and argument.