Hawthorne the Blithedale Romance Essay

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  • The Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Blithedale Romance And The Susanna Cummins ' The Lamplighter

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance and Maria Susanna Cummins’ The Lamplighter are vastly different books. While originally published within two years of each other, both authors approached their writing through distinctive practices. Hawthorne failed to show development in the majority of his characters in his romance, while Cummins’ sentimental novel is heavily loaded with positive character growth. After reading The Blithedale Romance and The Lamplighter, one of the main differences noted

  • Review of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Blithedale Romance'

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne used the term "romance" to refer to his longer fictions the year before writing The Blithedale Romance, he chose to define the term for the benefit of his readers: When a writer calls his work a romance, it need hardly be observed that he wishes to claim a certain latitude, both as to its fashion and material, which he would not have felt himself entitled to assume, had he professed to be writing a novel. The latter form of composition is presumed to aim at a very minute fidelity

  • The Blithedale Romance Analysis

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance (1852) illustrates the Nineteenth Century’s industrial revolution that spurred social discourse and movements to erect utopian societies. The book chronicles a Mr. Cloverdale, who, with cynicism towards the utopian setting, sets off alongside a brotherhood to become encapsulated by transcendentalist notions. This work’s inception was made possible by Hawthorne’s partaking the Brook farm project of the 1840s. Hawthorne’s objective during this experiment

  • Comparison Of Dark Romanticism And Transcendentalism

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    instead of such institutions, self-reliance and individualism are where people perform at their best. The transcendental movement in the 19th century was met with a small wave of skeptics, most notably, authors such as Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who were part of a subgenre of Romanticism called Dark Romanticism. Literature within this subgenre was in direct contrast of the utopian ideas of transcendentalism; these writers did not believe in humanity’s inherent perfection. Furthermore

  • Summary Of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance

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    and social conditions” creates a serious question on the plausibility of a perfect society. Dealing with this very quandary first hand, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance is an experimentation on forming a perfect utopia. Within the novel, the desires of the individual are squandered in favor of the collective. In reading Hawthorne, one gets the sense that the world is just out of reach for him. Attaching a mysticism to everything detaches the characters from any sense of reality, meaning

  • The Whiteness of the Veil: Color and the veil in Hawthorne’s The Minister’s Black Veil and The Blithedale Romance

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    which repeated patterns of light, then blackness, then whiteness meaningfully occur” (Blair 76). Similarly, Hawthorne’s novel The Blithedale Romance employs chiaroscuro for its characters, symbols and the veil motif in particular. Blair does not go further in his discussion of whiteness and blackness in “The Minister’s Black Veil” in relation to The Blithedale Romance. An analysis of the use of color, particularly regarding the veil symbol, in both texts can provide additional insights into Hawthorne’s

  • Gender Equality In The Blithedale Romance By Miles Coverdale

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    In the novel, The Blithedale Romance, the main character Miles Coverdale claims to believe in gender equality. Throughout the novel Coverdale and Zenobia discuss the issues of feminism and gender roles. Although he appears to sympathize with Zenobia’s feminist cause, there were occasions in the novel which proved otherwise. Coverdale’s support for Zenobia’s fight for equality might only be an act to win her approval. The purpose of the Blithedale community was for it to be a place where individuals

  • Essay on 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

  • Essay on 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

  • Emma Bowles. Honors English 10-3. March 13, 2017. Nathaniel

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    Emma Bowles Honors English 10-3 March 13, 2017 Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne was a well known author of the 1800 century. He was mostly famous for his novel The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne wrote many romance novels as well as short stories. He had many awards and achievements from his works. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a famous romance novelist and short story writer with many works and achievements. Hawthorne’s background was rough at times but at the same time he had lots of support