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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Writing Style

Writing Style

Nathaniel Hawthorne Dedicated Reader Enjoyed reading, Authors: Shakespeare Spenser Scott Rousseau Favorite Authors: Bunyan Montigne Foray into authorship from Publication with sister, Louisa The Spectator, newspaper, in Salem Contained Poetry Domestic news Essays Advertisements Was short-lived First issue was published on August 21, 1820 Final issue was published on September 18, 1820 Hawthorne decided to become an author after graduating from college in 1825

Dedicated Reader

Enjoyed reading, Authors:

Shakespeare

Spenser

Scott

Rousseau

Favorite Authors:

Bunyan

Montigne

Foray into authorship from

Publication with sister, Louisa

The Spectator, newspaper, in Salem

Contained

Poetry

Domestic news

Essays

Advertisements

Was short-lived

First issue was published on August 21, 1820

Final issue was published on September 18, 1820

Hawthorne decided to become an author after graduating from college in 1825

Writing Style Older classic, literary style one remarkable for its directness, clarity, and sureness of idioms Romance fiction representative by his own beliefs Wrote lengthy visual descriptions Writings were exclusive to his time period was used of formal dialog from character to character Absence of character confrontation Concept of neutral territory Symbols Adultery Sins Human morality Themes Based on psychology Nature “his own view” Religion “his own view” Allegory

Older classic, literary style one remarkable for its directness, clarity, and sureness of idioms

Romance fiction representative by his own beliefs

Wrote lengthy visual descriptions

Writings were exclusive to his time period was used of formal dialog from character to character

Absence of character confrontation

Concept of neutral territory

Symbols

Adultery

Sins

Human morality

Themes

Based on psychology

Nature “his own view”

Religion “his own view”

Allegory

Influences Salem Early childhood Later work at the Custom House Puritan Family Background Forefather was a Judge who presided over the Salem witch trials Puritan tradition and Moral sincerity Belief in determination First Professional Writer College graduate Familiar with European writers Influenced by Puritan writers Cotton Mather Love for allegory and symbolism Bible The concept of original sin which is defined as either the sin that Adam committed or a consequence of this first sin, the hereditary stain with which we are born on account of our descent from Adam. The second definition is more widely accepted, as evident when St. Augustine said, "The deliberate sin of the First man is the cause of Original sin." This preoccupation with evil earned him the title "the father of the American psychological novel." He was a skilled craftsman in his writing, because no chapter, paragraph, or even sentence could be omitted without doing violence to the story Belief of existence of the devil Representative of 19 th Century due to Nature Primitiveness Inspiration Gothic Antiquarian

Salem

Early childhood

Later work at the Custom House

Puritan Family Background

Forefather was a Judge who presided over the Salem witch trials

Puritan tradition and Moral sincerity

Belief in determination

First Professional Writer

College graduate

Familiar with European writers

Influenced by Puritan writers

Cotton Mather

Love for allegory and symbolism

Bible

The concept of original sin which is defined as either the sin that Adam committed or a consequence of this first sin, the hereditary stain with which we are born on account of our descent from Adam.

The second definition is more widely accepted, as evident when St. Augustine said, "The deliberate sin of the First man is the cause of Original sin." This preoccupation with evil earned him the title "the father of the American psychological novel." He was a skilled craftsman in his writing, because no chapter, paragraph, or even sentence could be omitted without doing violence to the story

Belief of existence of the devil

Representative of 19 th Century due to

Nature

Primitiveness

Inspiration

Gothic

Antiquarian

References &quot;Hawthorne Writing Style.&quot; escoala.ro. 1996. Gale Research Company. 5 Aug 2008 <http://www.e-scoala.ro/referate/engleza_nathaniel_hawthorne.html>. &quot;Literature Related to Hawthorne's Early Years.&quot; Hawthorne In Salem. 01082008. North Shore Community College. 5 Aug 2008 <http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/page/11750/>. Reuben, Paul P. &quot;Chapter 3: Nineteenth Century to 1865 - Nathaniel Hawthorne.&quot; PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. WWW URL: http://web.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap3/hawthorne.html (3 Aug 2008).

&quot;Hawthorne Writing Style.&quot; escoala.ro. 1996. Gale Research Company. 5 Aug 2008 <http://www.e-scoala.ro/referate/engleza_nathaniel_hawthorne.html>.

&quot;Literature Related to Hawthorne's Early Years.&quot; Hawthorne In Salem. 01082008. North Shore Community College. 5 Aug 2008 <http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/page/11750/>.

Reuben, Paul P. &quot;Chapter 3: Nineteenth Century to 1865 - Nathaniel Hawthorne.&quot; PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. WWW URL: http://web.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap3/hawthorne.html (3 Aug 2008).

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