It all started when Nathanial Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804. One of his ancestors was a judge in the Salem witchcraft trials, so he added the letter “w” to his last name to make any relations ambiguous. “When he was a child, he took great interest in classical literatures of Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, John Buyon, Sir Walter Scott, and endless gothic romances”(Bloom 11). “He attended Bowdoin College in Maine where he joined the Athenean Literature Society and wrote many short stories” (Bloom 11). The time spent studying at Bowdoin College, greatly influenced his future caree...
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