The Allegorical Language In The Life Of Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“One day, when I found him on top of his hill, in the woods, he paced back the path to his house and said, ‘This path is the only remembrance of me that will remain’” (Beers, Kylene, and Lee Odell, 226). Nathaniel Hawthorne is firmly planted into the tapestry of American literature because of his use of his allegorical language and emotional appeal in his writing, “Dr. Heidegger’s EXPERIMENT”. “Nathaniel Hawthorne was an unusually handsome man, with a loving and beloved wife. By midwife he had earned recognition as a writer and won the admiration of his contemporaries.” (Beers,Kylene, and Lee Odell, 225).
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in the town of Salem Massachusetts, in the year of 1804, and had 2 younger siblings. His father was a sea captain
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“The first of these harvest feasts is to return the puzzling figure of the Puritan, the name borne by most of the English people who came to New England in the early 17th century”, its not about what they ate. Nathaniel Hawthorne came about two centuries later. He was setting rules and ostracizing anyone who did not agree. The colonist said that The Scarlet Letter, lacked “heart” and had no sympathy. Americans also added to Nathaniel’s unfriendly portrait with harsh treatment of the Native Americans. Nathaniel Hawthorne wanted to “recreate ethics of love and mutual obligation spelled out in the New Testament”(David). Ralph Waldo Emerson agreed with Nathaniel Hawthorne and wanted “make it happen”. This is a piece that is significant to American Literature because, Nathaniel Hawthorne cared about the Puritans and what they believed in and he wanted to make the New Testament right. He was changing the lives of others and he did not care what people thought. Ralph Emerson was right along with Nathaniel and together they made their dream happen. The personal connections I have is on Thanksgiving. I don’t think that it matter what we are having for dinner, because to me I matters that all my family is there and we are enjoying ourselves as a whole…show more content…
He has inspired two writers in specific, and their names are: Henry James, and Herman Melville. Nathaniel liked to keep himself in a “dismal chamber”, where he kept himself a “virtual prisoner”. Nathaniel was “friends” with Thoreau and Emerson, and in 1846 he took a job to be a political surveyor. In 1849, he lost that job, and his mother. After all this happened, he wrote The Scarlet Letter. In 1859, Nathaniel wrote a biography for Franklin Pierce, to help him campaign. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a short story called Dr. Heidegger’s EXPERIMENT. This was a story about true love and youth. Dr. Heidegger had a rose that was over half a century old. He put some water from the Fountain of Youth, and it turned the rose back to it’s natural state. So, Dr. Heidegger’s friends wanted some of the water. This water turned them young, but after a little while the rose and his friends started growing old again. They eventually changed back to their old selves. Nathaniel Hawthorne is firmly planted into the tapestry of American literature because of his use of his allegorical language and emotional appeal in his writing, “Dr. Heidegger’s EXPERIMENT”. As Henry James said about Nathaniel Hawthorne’s work; "too original and exquisite to pass
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