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  • Writings Of Nathaniel Hawthorne
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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 a...
  • Nathaniel 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...
  • Understand Hawthornes Idea Of Evil In Humanity
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    Diversity of Hawthorne's Writings in 'Young Goodman Brown', 'Ethan Brand', and " The Birthmark'. Michael Duncan ENG. 111 T / TH 9: 30 am'... it is no delusion. There is an Unpardonable Sin!', a quote by Ethan Brand that is at the root of many stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthornes gloomy, dark style of writing is an emphasis on his theme of evil at societies heart. Writing about what he knew Hawthorne described the puritan society in different periods of time and defined different ...
  • Hawthorne's Characters As Abstract Symbols
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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 c...
  • Judge Pyncheon
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    Kryptonite. Even Superman had a weakness that could lead to his death in a matter of minutes. Why No man is all-powerful or has no flaws. Does true character always shine through one's public persona The answer is no. In the House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne effectively shows his disgust towards Judge Pyncheon whose later exposed as someone different from his public image. What breathes life and interest into the passage It is Hawthorne's deft use of sarcasm and his cunning delivery...

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