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    random from various critiques of Hawthorne’s literary works: Stanley T. Williams in “Hawthorne’s Puritan Mind” says: What he wrote of New England was . . . .the subconscious mind of New England. It was. . . . unforgettable case histories of men and women afflicted by guilt, or, as he called it, by “a stain upon the soul.”. . . . His were grave and acute reflections upon the way in which the Puritan mind worked. . . .” (43) Edmund Fuller and B. Jo Kinnick in “Stories Derived from New England

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    Ambiguity of “The Birthmark” There are numerous instances of ambiguity in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark”; this essay hopes to explore critics’ comments on that problem within the tale, as well as to analyze it from this reader’s standpoint. In New England Men of Letters Wilson Sullivan relates Hawthorne’s usage of opposites in his tales: He sought, in Hamlet’s telling words to his palace players, “to hold the mirror up to nature,” and to report what he saw in that mirror. .

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    “The Birth-Mark” Critique

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    be attainted in the heavenly world, were as, on earth humans are reminded of our imperfections by the defects that we have. In the process, Aylmer not only kills his wife but he also destroys himself because his obsession with perfection blinds him from seeing the good wife that he had. Georgiana seems to be ... ... middle of paper ... ...Hawthorne). This point is further made when Georgiana tells him that “[he had] rejected the best the earth could offer” and later the narrator compares Aylmer’s

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    period of hiatus and reflection in Fuller’s life. There is a sense of seeking and desiring new experiences that permeates this work, a need to experience new things in order to continually learn and grow as a person. Part of this desire could come from her views on the rights of women to be recognized as whole citizens and people in America in the nineteenth century; also imparted in her discourse is her longing for women to simply want more for themselves. In the following passage, Fuller describes

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    it wakes you up” (Veronica Roth). Goodman Brown’s life forever changed the moment he left the house that night. His Faith desperately tried pulling him back into the safe atonement of his home, but Goodman Brown refused. His Faith could not keep him from going out into the real world, for the world was waiting for him. He knew he had to take this journey, whether or not he knew what was coming or not. What he got was a wake-up call to the real world. The world lives in fear. Hawthorne’s short story

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    One of the most effective ways to read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” is by using psychoanalytic criticism to approach and interpret the text. Throughout the short story, Goodman Brown is under constant pressure from the three parts of his psyche, the Id, Ego, and Superego. Young Goodman Brown’s doesn’t just take a physical journey but in fact takes a psychological journey that explores the downfall of Goodman Brown’s sanity by having a constant struggle between his id, superego and

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    epitome of perfection. Aylmer becomes so focused on the birthmark that it turns into one of the only things that drives him. Unbeknownst to his wife, he even begins to think of ways he can use his knowledge a as a scientist to remove the birthmark from her face. He gradually begins to transfer his issues with the birthmark onto his

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    Final Exam Questions: Nathaniel Hawthorne Through means of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story, “Young Goodman Brown,” Hawthorne manipulates allegorical dimension in order to lure readers into his writing. He creates doubt and curiosity within the readers’ minds by meshing both the actual and fantasy; furthermore, altering certain truths and consequently creating an imaginary world, which marks the success of Hawthorne’s technique. A definite sense of corruption is seen as Young Goodman Brown converses with

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    Love can truly send people off the edge. Important to realize, in Young Goodman Brown, his love was corrupted to the fullest. Ultimately, his love was slowly extracted from his life entirely. I believe love shouldn’t be punctured, or triggered in the wrong ways. In fact, I think love is the most sacred bond between human beings. Although I have these feeling toward love, multiple people believe its fine to hurt someone’s

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    Evil, Faith, and Redemption in Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown There are many things that go on “behind closed doors” in today’s culture. In many cases it is not closed doors that conceal what goes on, but the dark. Usually what is not seen is not considered good. During the time of early America, there was an event that came to be known as the Salem witch trials. This event has sparked many debates and many folk tales. Nathaniel Hawthorne writes in a way to show the error of modern culture

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