[2015] Joanna Carpio: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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[2015] Joanna Carpio: Nathaniel Hawthorne

His use of allegory and symbolism marked Hawthorne as one of the most studied writers. A leg injury at an early age left Nathaniel immobile for several months during which time he developed a voracious apetite for reading and set his sights on becoming a writer.

His well known novels:The Scarlet Letter (1850)The House Of Seven Gables(1851)Short stories: 'My Kinsmans Major Molleneux' (1832) ' Young Goodman Brown' (1835)He helped write a campaign bigraphy for president Franklin Pierce, he appointed Hawthorne an American consul to britain as a reward.

Nathaniel Hawthorne born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne spent much of his life in Salem up until year 1850. His grandfather was a judge in the Witchcraft trials-John Hawthorne-. The Hawthorne legacy was strict on puritanism which Hawthorne took ahold in his stories/novels such as 'The Scarlet Letter,' best well known novel.

During college he found his purpose and 'voice' in writing. He spent self publishing his work, stories such as 'The Hollow Of The Three Hills' and ' An Old Woman's Tale.'

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

'When the friend shows his inmost heart to his friend; the lover to his best-beloved; when man does not vainly shrink from the eye of his Creator, loathsomely treasuring up the secret of his sin; then deem me a monster, for the symbol beneath which I have lived, and die! I look around me, and, lo! on every visage a black veil!'― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Minister's Black Veil

'Prithee put off your journey until sunrise and sleep in your own bed to-night. A lone woman is troubled with such dreams and such thoughts that she's afeard of herself sometimes. Pray tarry with me this night, dear husband, of all nights in the year.'-Young Goodman Brown


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