• Hawthorne Nathaniel Writing Themes
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    Many different themes and motifs can be found in the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. However, some can be found more frequently than others. Hawthorne wrote with these themes and motifs in mind, producing such masterpieces as The Scarlet Letter, and The House of Seven Gables. Hawthorne's distinct writing style, as well as the subjects of his work, were no doubt influenced by his puritan background. Hawthorne was fascinated by the puritans. From their habits, to their legal system. Hawthorne's ...
  • Self And Other The Scarlet Letter
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    With his critical essay: 'Hawthorne's Awakening in the Customhouse' Loving gives the reader a psychoanalytical reading of The Scarlet Letter. Loving pays close attention to Hawthorne's unconscious motives and feelings in his interpretation of Hawthorne's writing. He is particularly concerned about the radical change of direction that Hawthorne takes in altering the initial course of his story by adding an unexpected ending. The ending, as presented to the reader in the last three chapters, under...
  • The Dark Side Of Hawthorne
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    The Dark Side of Hawthorne In The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne exhibits the fate of a family due to a curse by analyzing the most "disagreeable" secrets of a man's soul (Great Lives 1077). Hawthorne shows the decay of an aristocratic family due to the sins of the past. He uses allegory within his character's personalities and emotions to expose "the truth of the human heart" (biography). Hawthorne's chosen location for this novel reflects greatly on his life and specifically hi...
  • Reoccurring Themes And Symbols
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    By: James Nichols Reoccurring Themes and Symbols in Different Works by Nathaniel Hawthorne It is no secret that Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil" is a parable. Hawthorne intended it as such and even gave the story the subtitle "a parable."The Minister's Black Veil," however, was not Hawthorne's only parable. Hawthorne often used symbols and figurative language to give added meaning to the literal interpretations of his work. His Puritan ancestry also influenced much of Hawthorne'...
  • An Analysis Of Hawthorne's Short Stories
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    An Analysis of Hawthorne's Short Stories In many of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short stories, he creates characters with either a malicious or evil feature to relay to the reader a more allegorical meaning. Many would say he targets woman without justification. Therefore a reader may interpret him to be a misogynist. In the story "Rapaccinni's Daughter" he uses Beatrice as a carrier of a deadly poison. In "Young Goodman Brown" he targets Faith as the character who is lost to the Devil. In the stories...
  • Hawthorne An Inescapable Burden
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    An Inescapable Burden A young boy's parents did not get the opportunity to attend college and they divorced when he was only seven. His father was addicted to crack cocaine and his mother began to sell herself as a source of income. He was tossed back and forth between the two houses and used as a way for the two parents to get back at each other. As a result, this boy grew up to be a criminal and was thrown in jail for selling drugs for his father. This life of crime and debauchery was all that...
  • Hawthorne's Imagery Nature Mental Stories
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    Imagery is used in stories to refer to the ways writers compose mental images in writing. Imagery meets all of the readers senses such as hearing, touch, taste, smell, and even movement. As the audience, most of our response to a literary work depends on the way in which we interpret and identify with the work's imagery. Imagery engages the reader's imagination, thereby aiding in identification with the experience through description or metaphorically through comparisons. Nathaniel Hawthorne use...
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne Short Stories
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 - May 19, 1864) was a 19 th century American novelist and short story writer. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts and died in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Hawthorne's father was a sea captain and descendant of John Hawthorne, one of the judges who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials. Hawthorne's father died at sea in 1808, when Hawthorne was only four years old, and Nathaniel was raised secluded from the world by his mother. Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College in Maine f...
  • Transcendentalism 2 Goodman Brown
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne and Transcendentalism Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American writer, was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804. His widowed mother raised him until she sent him to school at Bowdoin College, where he decided he wanted to become a writer. This dream of his finally came true in 1837, when he first established himself as a writer. Hawthorne was a man strongly influenced by his Puritan heritage. He was a man of very strong opinionated, but sometimes changing beliefs. At first, ...
  • Nathaniel Hawthorn Franklin Pierce
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts. His father, also Nathaniel, was a sea captain and descendant of John Hawthorne, one of the judges in the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692. He died when the young Nathaniel was four year old. Hawthorne grew up in seclusion with his widowed mother Elizabeth - and for the rest of her life they relied on each other for emotional solace. Later he wrote to his friend Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: 'I have locked myself in a dungeon ...
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne Family Literature Life
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    Author Profile: Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne, named after his father, was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. Four years after Hawthornes birth, his father died. This left his mother to take care of him and his two siblings. A very important event occurred to him at age nine when he injured himself severely, leaving him bed ridden. From that day forth, Hawthorne took an interest in reading and writing which blossomed into a great passion for literature. After high school, Ha...
  • Biography On Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804 into an old Puritan family. Hawthorne graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825. He thereafter returned to his Salem home, living in semi-seclusion and writing. His work received little public recognition, however, and Hawthorne attempted to destroy all copies of his first novel, Fanshawe, which he had published at his own expense in 1828. During this period he also contributed articles and short stories to various pe...
  • There Are No Characters In The Scarlet Letter
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter as an exemplum on pride. His creation of Hester Prynne, the protagonist of The Scarlet Letter, and her selflessness was the moral behind keeping her alive. The characters in The Scarlet Letter are nothing more than symbols representing abstract qualities and are dispensable. Names play an important role in The Scarlet Letter it is Hawthorne's way of distinguishing not just the characters but their personalities. The latter is the most important when ...
  • Hawthorne Nathaniel Works Style
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    A 5 page paper analyzing a number of symbols used in this profound story by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It notes that in this attempt to discover the true nature of evil in man, Hawthorne's symbolism bypasses the conscious, logical mind to tap into its more dream-like processes below. Bibliography lists seven sources. Filename: Hath 6. wps An 8 page argumentative paper arguing that Hawthorne is revealing more than spiritual struggle in his story 'Young Goodman Brown.' Bibliography This 6 page research...
  • National Morality In Hawthorne S The Scarlet Letter
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    NATIONAL MORALITY IN HAWTHORNE S THE SCARLET LETTER Since the beginning of time, man has gathered himself in communities in order to better facilitate the needs and interests of individuals. As institutions developed to govern these communities, the idea of a collective good emerged. Central to the idea of a collective good is the responsibility of the community in forming a sense of national morality. Should this morality come from the government or religion Perhaps, individuals should take res...
  • Dimmesdale's Conscience Scarlet Letter
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    Andrew Kim Period 1, AP English The Conscience of Reverend Dimmesdale Before the time of even the first psychologists, such as Sigmund Freud, or Karl Jung, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter. Today, it is well conceived that guilt drives such acts as sleepwalking, dreams, visions, and other paranormal events; however, Hawthorne was fairly ahead of his time. He explores the conscience thoroughly, as Shakespeare had done earlier in stories such as Macbeth. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorn...
  • A Tale Of Evil
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne is considered by many a great writer. Hawthorne's use of imagery captures the reader's attention and holds it throughout the story, such as the reader will experience in the tale of Young Goodman Brown. In the fable of Young Goodman Brown the reader is thrown into a twist of good versus evil. Hawthorne portrays evil in his choice of words which describe the forest and the old man with the staff. The first mention of the forest leads the reader to believe Brown in walking int...
  • Cases Hawthorne Uses Both Women Evil Faith Character
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    An Analysis Of Hawthorne's Short Stories Essay, An Analysis Of Hawthorne's Short Stories An Analysis of Hawthorne's Short Stories In many of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short stories, he creates characters with either a malicious or evil feature to relay to the reader a more allegorical meaning. Many would say he targets woman without justification. Therefore a reader may interpret him to be a misogynist. In the story? Rapaccinni's Daughter? he uses Beatrice as a carrier of a deadly poison. In? Young...
  • Scarlet Letter Hawthorne Prynne Puritan
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    The man NathanielBiogram BIOG RAM The man Nathaniel Hawthorne, an author of the nineteenth century, was born in 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. It was there that he lived a poverty-stricken childhood without the financial support of a father, because he had passed away in 1808. Hawthorne was raised strictly Puritan, his great-grandfather had even been one of the judges in the Puritan witchcraft trials during the 1600 s. This and Hawthorne s destitute upbringing advanced his understanding of human...
  • Birthmark Originator Copy Work Staff
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    Originator: Copy work Staff English: Georgians transformation 2000-07-06 In? The Birthmark, ? by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Georgiana? s futile attempt to be flawless by cooperating in her own murder doesn? t make her any wiser, especially because such a sacrifice does not earn her closeness with her husband. The character of Georgiana epitomizes the virtues upheld by the conventions of her time; she is beautiful, docile and has no ambitions of her own other than to make her husband happy. In addition...