AP English. September 20, 2010. Analysis of Judge Pyncheon from an Excerpt of The House of the Seven Gables. The narrator's acknowledgement of Judge Pyncheon seems quite as severe as the. character himself. To the reader, the image of Judge Pyncheon is somewhat clarified due. to a mass of hidden meanings. This excerpt from The House of Seven.
The House of the Seven Gables is the central organizing symbol of this novel. It stands in for tons of things: the Pyncheon family as a whole, the Pyncheon family's fight with Matthew Maule, the Past (definitely with a capital P), and the Pyncheon family's evil fate.