Nathaniel Hawthorne

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  • 1. Susana Valverde Literary Criticism I Term - 2014

2. Nathaniel Hawthorne Born as Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 May 19, 1864 in Salem, Massachusetts, he was an American novelist and short story writer. 3. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. 4. Writing Style Symbols Adultery Sin Human morality 5. Theme Based on Psychology Allegory Sin Guilt Religion 6. Novels The Scarlet Letter (1850) The House of the Seven Gables (1851) The Blithedale Romance 7. Short Stories Twice-Told Tales (1837) Grandfather's Chair (1840) Mosses from an Old Manse (1846) The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales (1852) A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1852) 8. Influences Salem -Early Childhood Puritan Family Background -Forefather was a judge who direct over the Salem witch trails -Puritan tradition and moral sincerity 9. How he is related to Salem trials ? Nathaniel Hawthorne is related to one of the puritan judges He has written many times from the Salem trials 10. Salem Witch Trails A true story about trials and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. 11. John Hathorne August 1641 May 10, 1717 He was a merchant and magistrate of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Salem. Massachusetts. He is best known for his early and vocal role as one of the leading judges in the Salem witch trials. 12. Puritanism It is a religious reform movement from the 16th and 17th centuries. 13. Relation of Nathaniel and the Puritanism Nathaniel Hawthorne was born into a family that was of Puritan belief since generations. But different from his ancestors, he had a feeling to some extents of Puritanism as being intolerant and cruel. 14. Thank You !