Excerpts Related to Salem Witchcraft from "Alice
Wood-Wax Passages from "Alice Doane's Appeal"
In "Alice Doane's Appeal" Hawthorne gives symbolic significance to a yellow-flowering weed, which grows aggressively on Gallows Hill.
This local wildflower is called "Wood Wax."
Excerpt from "Alice Doane's Appeal": Leonard
Doane's Memory of His Dead Father.
In this important passage, we that Leonard Doane's murder of Walter Brome
awakens in him the memory of his father's violent death during an Indian
raid. When Leonard looks at Walter's face and sees his father's, Hawthorne
reveals one of the dark themes explored in "Alice Doane's Appeal."