It is also worth to notice that John Hawthorne, one of the Salem Witch Trial Judges, was his great grandfather (Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography). Since Salem was his hometown, he developed his writing through the gospel of American Puritanism and intend to spread those principles through his literature which also gives the focus of his literature. Hawthorne’s writing style was unique and was well-regarded for several reasons. First of all, Hawthorne induces readers to use their own imagination to interpret the meaning of the tale, as it is evident in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. Moreover, he likes to present multi-fold and multi-perspective of a character.
Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of the most studied and influential writers in history. His many works use symbolism and allegory to portray their purpose, filling them with deep meaning and offering a wide variety of interpretation. Hawthorne was not particularly proud of his family history; he disagreed with some of his ancestors positions in the salem witch trials. He distanced himself with that part of his family and added a “w” to his name to further do so. Hawthorne was born in Salem Massachusetts, which gave him a prevalent theme of puritanism in many of his stories.
The blame for this tragic predicament in which she finds herself in lies squarely on the shoulders of the Puritan judges of her destiny. Another novel by Hawthorne,The House of the Seven Gables, a romance and gothic horror novel, takes place in Lenox, Massachusetts. The narrator tells this story in the third person as though omniscient (all-knowing), but occasionally slips into telling the story from the point of view of three main characters, Clifford, Holgrave, or Pheobe. He tends to vary between more of a straightforward narration and gloomy disposition, but also has a sarcastic take on a number of issues., The narrator also tells the story immediately after it
Adams was as the defense attorney for the British soldiers accused in the Boston Massacre and this is when he began to get some recognition. In 1774, he was part of the First Continental Congress and also helped draft the Declaration of Independence as one of the founding fathers. Adams became the first vice president of the United States and the second president. John Adams was born in his family 's farm in Braintree, Massachusetts. In 1792, Braintree became Quincy and it got the name Quincy because it was named after Colonel John Quincy, also John Adams son John Quincy Adams was named after this town.
Unbroken The author wrote this story to inform the reader of the life of Louis Zamperini, while also telling the story in an entertaining way. Hillenbrand demonstrated the main idea throughout the book by using rhetorical devices such as diction, syntax, imagery, and tone. Hillenbrand’s use of these rhetorical devices contribute to the book Unbroken by emphasizing the main character, Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s, life before, during, and after becoming a prisoner of war. In the novel, the author changes the tone throughout the book to add emotion to the story. In the beginning, she uses a depressing tone while also including statistics and the death rates throughout World War II.
The author of “Young Goodman Brown”, Nathaniel Hawthorne, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1804. His family has a long standing history in Salem, as his relative John Hathorne was a judge in the Witch Trials. Soon after the trials a ‘w’ was added to the family’s last name to distance themselves from the horrors of the time (Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography). Set during
Hester Prynne was accused of adultery; she was branded with the scarlet letter A. The novel traces the course of hardships of Hester and her illegitimate child Pearl. Before proceeding, it is necessary to have an understanding of the formation of New England. It is necessary to know of the culture, its occupants and history. As the novel is set up in a Puritan village, it is mandatory to have a clear insight of who Puritans actually were.
The author Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809, he is a well-known and spoken author, known for the portrayal of gothic and morbid writing techniques. Understanding the world view and living conditions Edgar Allan Poe experiences while writing the Cask of Amontillado, helps with the readers appreciation and understanding of the writing. According to, Biography.com, Poe had a hard life of trials but found joy in his writings also making most of his stories about personal life situations and hardships. Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “A Cask of Amontillado,” portrays foreshadowing through irony, Montresor leading Fortunato to the catacombs, and the trowel that Montresor kept in his coat. The first literary technique that Poe utilizes in, “A Cask of Amontillado” to portray foreshadowing is irony.
John Donne, author of many famous sonnets including, “Death, be not Proud,” was born in London, England, on January 22, 1572, to John and Elizabeth Donne. Not much is known about his childhood, but as a teenager, young Donne accompanied the Earl of Essex on an expedition to Cadiz, in 1596 and to the Azores in 1597. Those expeditions provided Donne with a better view of the world, consequently affecting, as well as enhancing, his poetry. It was after theses adventures that Donne really began writing poetry. Some years and a few jobs later, at the bequest of King James I of Scotland, John Donne was ordained as an Anglican priest, in 1615 and remained active in the church until his death, in 1631.
In this situation, there love was not actually coveted by winged seraphs of heaven. However, the gothic author uses this figurative language to portray how precious there love was to the author and evokes strong feelings from the audience. This signifies what kind of impact and change was going to be brought upon the narrator’s life, which may have been the author’s purpose to share his experience and how his own personal life changed after the loss of his wife. Another instance is in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which is about a mysterious and eerie mansion. The narrator is lead here because of his friend, Roderick, who sent him a letter and is having a difficult time mentally and almost seems possessed by an evil spirit.
This was the first step toward self government, and was used as a basis for other constitutions. Then, in 1629, a group of non-separatist Puritans, fleeing from persecution, left England to found the Massachusetts Bay Company. The colony believed that they had a “covenant
I found the short story, “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”, very lonely, and freighting. The story took place in Lancaster, Massachusetts, around the year 1676. The tone for the story real set up the whole emotionally side of the issue. You can find that the tone she uses is hopefully, even though she already knew how the story ended. You could possible say that she was using hindsight as a tool to write this personal narrative.
One of the most destructive conflicts was the King Philip 's war. The Wampanoag would form an alliance with the Pequot and the Mohegan tribes to fight against the colonist. This new alliance would be led by the Wampanoag chief, Metacom, who was known by the colonist as King Philip. Before this conflict started, Metacom’s father was Massasoit. Massasoit had helped the first English settlers establish Plymouth in 1620.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was a transcendentalist. He judged his Puritan ancestors in their deeds, especially the witch persecutions. Transcendentalism, Puritanism and the idea of witchcraft were reflected in his novel The Scarlet Letter. Although The Scarlet Letter doesn‘t address witchcraft directly, witchcraft saturates the background of the novel. Many factors factors had their influence on the Puritan society, be it positive or negative.
Correspondingly, the pages in the end were dedicated to him and his early history. As the end page creators chose documents from Police Department and Psychiatric Hospital, his drawings he made at the age of thirteen since they illustrated Rorschach’s tough childhood properly in a sense that the readers would feel sorry for him as if he was a real person. This kind of use of the end pages make readers accept comic book world seriously. Secondly, including real cities, real events or real people plays with the readers’ perception of the whole comic book. For example, the files given about