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    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance In the penultimate chapter of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance, Coverdale offers a “moral” at the end of the narrative that specifically addresses Hollingsworth’s philanthropic and personal failures: "…admitting what is called philanthropy, when adopted as a profession, to be often useful by its energetic impulse to society at large, it is perilous to the individual whose ruling passion, in one exclusive channel, it thus becomes. It

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    Gender in Hawthorne’s Blithedale Romance The Blithedale Romance, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story of a twisted utopia. This perfect world is twisted in that the roles of gender have a traditional utopian representation, only with a more contemporary take. Of course, this is interesting because this book was written and published in the 19th century when such ideas were beginning to establish a form for the genre of writing. Hawthorne combines fantasy, philosophy, mystery, gothic, and

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    The Fate of the "True Woman" in The Blithedale Romance The female characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance, Zenobia and Priscilla, differ in their representations of womanhood. Zenobia begins as an independent character, whom later surrenders to Hollingsworth's control, whereas Priscilla is ever submissive to his desires. This determines how the male characters, Coverdale and Hollingsworth, view both women. Coverdale and Hollingsworth are first enamored by Zenobia's charm, but

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    The Veil

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    patterns of light, then blackness, then whiteness meaningfully occur” (Hawthorne’s color, light, and shadow 76). Similarly, Hawthorne’s novel The Blithedale Romance employs chiaroscuro for its characters and symbols. However, Blair does not go further in his discussion of whiteness and blackness in “The Minister’s Black Veil” in relation to The Blithedale Romance. The veil is a popular literary trope, particularly in Gothic fiction. It may be employed to address themes of knowledge vs. ignorance, the conscious

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    Coverdale or Cover-up? Blithedale Romance is one of Nathaniel Hawthorne's splendid works which tells the story of a group of utopians who set out to reform their deteriorating, meaningless existence. They went to live in Blithedale community overlooked by the famed Zenobia. They started out with noble aims but the story ended in tragedy. In the story, careful analysis of the story would show that what really happened and what Miles was saying could actually two different things. Miles in his

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    The embodiment of a collective group of people congregating on a farm to seek a better lifestyle, is what took place in the book The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It started off in a positive manor that in turn back fired on the main characters of the story. Narrated by Miles Coverdale who also was one of the characters that went to Blithedale, embarked on a journey to better himself. Along with a few other members, Mr Coverdale soon became involved in trying to unlock the mystery that

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    writer of the Romantic Movement. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1804, he was one of those rare writers who drew critical acclaim during his lifetime. Hawthorne used Salem as a setting for most of his stories, such as The Scarlet Letter, The Blithedale Romance, and “Young Goodman Brown”. Today, readers still appreciate Hawthorne's work for its storytelling qualities and for the moral and theological questions it raises. Nathaniel Hawthorne's work is typically fraught with symbolism, much of it deriving

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    We traveled back in time to learn what kinds of novels were being written and how they were being written. We were introduced to the likes of Harold Frederic's Theron Ware, Henry James's Dr. Sloper and Catherine, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance. We saw, through these novels and characters, how literature of the past affects literature of today. We also read novels from various regions of North America. We had a glimpse of northern writers and their culture such as Alice Munro

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    Hawthorne

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    between the pages of its nation's fiction is often an America of the mind, but an America that for a fleeting moment achieves a kind of actuality." Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Blithedale Romance", is the first person narration of a man bent upon joining a world that has no need of him by imposing an arbitrary order upon his reality. Blithedale, is a novel of polarities. Just as Coverdale imposes order on reality, Zenobia, the feminine voice of creation, understands reality as a fragmented thing that cannot

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    English literature has a history of simplifying female characters to boost likeness for male characters in writing. Nathaniel Hawthorne is the author of The Blithedale Romance discusses how there is a disparity in developing characters amongst different genders. The novel describes Hawthorne’s time at Brook Farm and his experience with people whom shared some of his beliefs about the world. Hawthorne’s work suggests that men are important to the narrative because the tool is an effective way to relate

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