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Title: Nathaniel Hawthorne


1
Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 1804 - 1864

2
Background Information
  • Birth
  • Salem, Massachusetts
  • July 4, 1804
  • Married Sophia Peabody
  • Friend of Herman Melville who dedicated Moby Dick
    to him
  • American Author
  • Died in May of 1864

3
Three Stages of Writing
4
Four Aspects of His Writing
4
  • Universal Themes
  • Uses settings from the past
  • Allegory
  • A story with a literal and an implied meaning
  • Ambiguity
  • Allows for several ways of viewing details in a
    story
  • Ambivalence
  • Reflects the coexistence of conflicting feelings
    of an author

5
Religion
Religious skeptic
Viewed man as a flawed creature
Did not embrace Transcen-dentalism
Rejected Puritanism and Biblical Christianity
6
Bibliography
  • American Literature
  • by Raymond A. St. John
  • Bob Jones University Press
  • Inspiration
  • http//www.tdl.com/julian/the-writers-corner/_haw
    th.htm
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