Blithedale Romance Essays

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance

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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

  • The Fate of the True Woman in The Blithedale Romance

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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

  • Gender in Hawthorne’s Blithedale Romance

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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

  • The Blithedale Romance Character Analysis

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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

  • How Young Goodman Brown Became Old Badman Brown

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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

  • Essay Comparing The Brook Farm And The Blithedale Romance

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    This book, The Blithedale Romance, was eventually published in 1851. In one of the letters to his friend, Curtis, Hawthorne suggested him “Do not read[The Blithedale Romance] as if it had anything to do with Brook Farm (which essentially it has not) but merely for its own story and characters” (Hawthorne 241). However, although it is unclear why Hawthorne hast to draw the line between The Brook Farm and Blithedale, there are many similarities between The Brook Farm and Blithedale in their visions

  • Enlightened by Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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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

  • Female Characters In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance

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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

  • Analysis of the Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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    Analysis of the Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Love is profound and unconditional. Love is devotional and overwhelming but as for Romeo and Juliet , they are not supposed to fall in love because they are sworn enemies. When Romeo and Juliet fall in love they are aware of the risks they are taking but the feeling of love is powerful and Romeo is a romantic dreamer, they are not afraid to fall deeply in love. The situation they find themselves in and the strength

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court vs. Le Morte D'Arthur

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    Connecticut Yankee vs Le Morte DArthur King Arthur’s Britain, a vastly different Britain than we know today, is revealed through many timeless classics in literature. Two of these pieces of literature are Thomas Malory’s seriously toned Le Morte D’Arthur and Mark Twain’s satirical A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. These works show distinctly different visions of the Arthurian legend. King Arthur’s Britain in Twains A Connecticut Yankee and Malory’s Morte D’Arthur may be compared through

  • No reader of The Woman in Black, can be left in doubt about its conscious

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    No reader of The Woman in Black, can be left in doubt about its conscious evocation of the Gothic ‘No reader of ‘The Woman in Black’, can be left in doubt about its conscious evocation of the Gothic. It is full of motifs and effects associated with that genre.’ How far would you agree with this statement of the novel? There is absolutely no doubt that Susan Hill consciously evocates the Gothic in ‘The Woman in Black’. There are many obvious conventions she uses that create a great Gothic

  • Movie Much Ado About Nothing

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    Much Ado about Something My opinion about the movie, Much Ado about Nothing, is that it was a very good movie. This movie had just about everything that makes a movie good. It had drama, romance, action, and most importantly it had comedy. This movie is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Even though they spoke in Shakespearean language, the character’s expressions were enough to make anyone rollover and laugh. The cast of the movie was well organized, because every one of them played the

  • Chivalrous Code

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    Chivalry began in the 12th century in the form of a knightly code of conduct, with special emphasis on courtly manners toward women. Thirteenth century stories that showed the ways a warrior should behave in romance became popular . Churchmen liked the idea of high standards and made the knighting ceremony a religious occasion with a church vigil and purifying bath. Books on the subject soon began to appear. Many forms of chivalrous code can be found today, from The Cowboy’s Code to the Rules of

  • Beauty And The Beast

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    Beauty and the Beast is probably one of the most well known fairy tales that the Grimms’ reproduced. In it’s original form it was a long, drawn out story that was catered to adults. The Grimms’ changed the story to be more understood by children and made it short and to the point. Unlike many of the other fairy tales that they reproduced, Beauty and the Beast contains many subtle symbols in its purest form. It shows a girl and how she transfers to a woman; it also shows that beauty is in the eye

  • Alienation

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    middle of paper ... ... (Percy 99). Furthermore “[Ellie] is taking refuge in the standard rotation of the soap opera, the acceptable rhythm of the Wellisian-Huxleyan-Nathanian romance of love among the ruins” (99). Although Ellie believes she is truly in love with Peter and plays a part in a great adventure of romance, she is just following a well-known path another has already taken. Percy continues to say that Ellie’s passion for Peter is “far from being a free exploration, it is in reality a

  • Unrealistic Love

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    We all wish to have that magical moment a moment that just leaves you in awe and feelings that are indescribable. A couple of seconds that your heart just beats faster and faster and there’s no stopping the excitement, the happiness, the butterflies. Sounds like it was just taken out of a love song, right? Truth of the matter is that love songs influence young culture on how love should feel and create this stereotype that love is nothing but a moment filled with passion and desires. But reality

  • A Town Like Alice

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    In the novel A Town Like Alice an enduring love gets it’s foundation during WWII when Jean and Joe develop the beginning of their relationship based on needs. Needs that are manifested during the horrific times they endured as prisoners of war. During a time of isolation and degradation the barriers of social status were obliterated and they found comfort in each other as well as a momentary escape from the misery of being prisoners of war. The connection Jean and Joe formed in Malaysia, during WWII

  • Love's Executioner, by Irvin D. Yalom

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    In the story, “Loves Executioner”, Yalom treats and old woman named “Thelma” that is overly obsessed with her a former therapist from ten years ago named Matthew. Yalom feeling though that he is drawn to the facets of her dilemma decides to do everything he can to empower Thelma move past the obsessions that had been wrecking havoc on her mental health. Although Thelma’s love obsession with her therapist, and her subjective experiences on life of what is preventing her from living in the present

  • A Poll on Pornography

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    Pornography is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as printed or visual material containing sexual subjects or activity. Conversation about pornography use is often seen as taboo in today’s society, even though research has shown that “approximately 13% of the US population regularly views Internet pornography” (Twohig, Crosby & Cox 253). Many researchers in the past have focused on the amount and type of people that use pornography, and how often they view it. However, in my research, I

  • Twelfth Night Essay: Appearance vs. Reality

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    William Shakespeare's, Twelfth Night has many themes, but appearance vs. reality is the theme that illustrates a different picture from two perspectives, there are many characters behind their masks and disguises. Some are hiding love behind these disguises and some are trying to show their love through a different disguise. They both still being servants are using disguise differently. Malvolio, servant of Olivia, falls in love with the trap (the letter) thinking his lady likes him, and to show