Through research and reading some of the works myself, a thesis was developed. When reading many stories such as” The Birthmark”, “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment”, and “ Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, you can’t help but use your own imagination as a reader and see that these stories needed a very advanced imagination to produce such fictional stories. This thesis was formed very easily just by reading Hawthorne’s work . Many of his stories are
pouring with things that are unusual. Some from experience and research, it is proven that Hawthorne had to use his imagination to establish his works.
Through Hawthorne’s living environment and his family’s history, he was able to expand his imagination. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1904, a city permeated with history. The city is known for the Salem Witch Trials. Hawthorne’s early ancestor emigrated from England to America...
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... imagination as something that is not real, new and something that might only exist in your head and not in the real world. Hawthorne’s work shows things with these elements of the definition that Hawthorne’s might have made. His stories were new to the age in which they were written in, something different from the ordinary and something that could only happen in your head.
From reading Nathaniel Hawthorne’s stories such as “Dr. Heidegger’s experiment” , “ The Birthmark” or “Young Goodman Brown” you can easily concoct an idea that an imagination was needed to make such interesting and divergent stories. Sources such as Edgar Allen Poe and the well known World Encyclopedia have declared that there are imaginative ideas and that Hawthorne’s imagination are a part of Hawthorne’s work. Therefore, Hawthorne must have used his imagination to develop his engaging works.
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