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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Brittany Kundert

on 21 October 2015

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Transcript of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Early Life
Influence of Puritan Heritage
Hawthorne had conflicted ideas of Puritanism

Heavily affected writing
Word choice

Questioning his own culture allowed him to develop a strong sense of opinion
Perception of Nature
Hawthorne had a darker, gloomier look on nature. Puritans saw importance in nature through their religion.

In his novel
The Artist of the Beautiful
, Hawthorne's perception of nature can be seen through the main character. To him, nature can connect you to your beliefs and original purpose.
Opinion on Women Writers
Women were inferior
Any woman writer writes nothing worth reading
"sub" category with African Americans
"Distinguished from male authors by greater feebleness and folly."
Common Themes
Self-trust versus accommodation to authority
Conventional versus unconventional gender roles
Obsessiveness versus open-mindedness
Hypocrisy versus candor
Presumed guilt or innocence
The penalties of isolation
Crimes against the human heart
Patriarchal power
Fate versus free will
The impossibility of earthly perfection.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne
This illustration is from one of
Hawthornes novels,
The Artist of the Beautiful
Bibliography Continued
Born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804
Parents: Nathaniel Hathorne and Elizabeth Clarke Manning Hathorne
Came from a long line of Puritans
Nathaniel's father died in 1808, leaving his wife and 3 children dependent on relatives for support
A leg injury forced Nathaniel to be immobile
During that time, he became very interested in reading and writing
Hawthorne studied the Puritan religion which influenced his writing

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Ashley Edvenson Lindsey Monnet
Jonas Tost Brittany Kundert

Nathaniel Hawthorne's birthplace in Salem, MA
Top 3
He was a writer in the 1800s
His writing was influenced by his Puritan religion
He thought he and other male writers were superior to their female counterparts
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Famous works:
The Scarlet Letter
Young Goodman Brown
The House of Seven Gables
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