Nathaniel Hawthorne is an anti-transcendentalist

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Nathaniel Hawthorne is associated with the “anti-transcendentalists.” The following are a few of the reasons that would lead me to believe that he does, in fact, fall under this category. First of all, anti-transcendentalism believed that the transcendentalists’ point of view was too positiv ... Continue Reading


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Ah Bartleby, Ah Humanity!” This is the key to the short story by Herman Melville “Bartleby”, because it indicates that the image of Bartleby stands as a symbol for humanity on a universal level. This story is appealing for its symbolism. This, in turn, functions as a commentary on society and ... Continue Reading

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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For my research, I chose Nathaniel Hawthorne. The three short stories I read were, The Minister’s Black Veil, Young Goodman Brown, and Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment. I think that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s stories are interesting. The three that I read all had ... Continue Reading

Similarities in Hawthorne’s Short Stories

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Nathaniel Hawthorne typically used common themes in his short stories; the exploration of evil and sin, the idea of self-alienation, humanities internal struggles, and an effective use of allegory to create deeper meaning in his text. Hawthorne commonly wrote stories that explored the evil and sin ... Continue Reading

The Quest for Identity

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The Quest for Identity In American Literature The problem of identity is one of the most crucial in the development of each society, and it refers mainly to taking into account the greatest differences which separate people, as well as stating these differences in order to be acknowledged and ... Continue Reading

Bartleby: The Scrivener

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Bartleby: The Scrivener was written by Herman Melville in the 1850s. When the story was first published, like so many other works of the time, it was published in a magazine that was read by both the middle and upper classes. The story was meant to sell, it was not meant solely as a piece of lit ... Continue Reading