A Brief Comparison Of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Romeo And Juliet

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In The Scarlet Letter and Romeo and Juliet both Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Shakespeare use light and dark to create an isolated environment in which the couples feel safe and away from harm and judgment of their surrounding communities.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Nathaniel Hawthorne is the author of The Scarlet Letter and many other novels and novellas. He lived to be 60 years old and had a wife and three children
Life Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts.(American Literature par.1) He was the second of three children to Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hathorne.(Shmoop par.1) He was born into a family with deep puritan heritage. Hawthorne’s ancestors had been a part of Salem since the 17th century.(Encyclopedia Britannica par.2) His great-great-great-grandfather was William Hathorne.(Shmoop par.1) Major William Hathorne once sentenced a quaker woman to a public whipping. Nathaniel’s great-great-grandfather was Justice John Hathorne who was one of the three justices in the Salem witch trials of 1692.(Encyclopedia Britannica par.2) When on a voyage to Suriname his father died of yellow fever when Nathaniel was four years old. The family then moved back to Salem, Massachusetts where Hawthorne called the family’s home Castle Dismal.(Shmoop par.2) In 1821, Hawthorne went to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He there befriended Franklin Pierce, who later became the 14th President of America, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, future

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