Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Rappaccini's Daughter book cover
Start Your Free Trial

Why does Dr. Rappaccini require his daughter's help in "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne? 

Expert Answers info

Lynnette Wofford eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2011

write6,971 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Business

In "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne , Dr. Giacomo Rappaccini is a classical evil scientist figure, whose towering intellect and intellectual curiosity have led him to delve into the science of poisons and poisonous plants, to the point where is is willing to sacrifice his ethics and family for his studies. The apparently genial Dr. Pietro...

(The entire section contains 177 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Further Reading:

check Approved by eNotes Editorial

Ask a Question