Nathaniel Hawthorne Writing Style

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Writing Styles of Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne is a well-known author, most recognized for his short stories and novels. “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” and “The Minster’s Black Veil” are some of his more widely known short stories. Nathaniel Hawthorne is a famous American Romanticism author who wrote about the mystery and the unusual. He was different than other romantic writers in the sense that he didn’t write about the love or romance you would typically see, he wrote about death, torture, and mystery. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s main writing traits consist of a fascination with death, the supernatural, the gothic, and the mysterious, moods that include oddness, fear, sense of terror, the gothic and the grotesque, and has a knowledge of people and life based on deep, intuitive understanding. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a romantic author who wrote against the Puritan ideas. Puritan people didn’t like his writing styles and his stories because he disagreed with their way of life. He viewed the Puritans as hypocrites and being religious, sexist, and afraid of God’s judgement. Hawthorne was a defender of the Puritan religion, with its depiction of “pure” form of religious worship, severe mode of life, and its conviction of the “natural depravity” of “fallen” man, or sinners. “The Minister’s Black Veil” is a short story, written about a small Puritan town, where a young minister, Reverend Hooper, showed up with a black veil hiding his face. The townspeople were frightened
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