I Term - 2014
Born as Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864
in Salem, Massachusetts, he was an American novelist
and short story writer.
His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge
involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented
of his actions.
Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name
"Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation.
Based on Psychology
The Scarlet Letter (1850)
The House of the Seven Gables (1851)
The Blithedale Romance
Twice-Told Tales (1837)
Grandfather's Chair (1840)
Mosses from an Old Manse (1846)
The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales (1852)
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1852)
Puritan Family Background
-Forefather was a judge who direct over the
Salem witch trails
-Puritan tradition and moral sincerity
How he is related to
Salem trials ?
Nathaniel Hawthorne is related to one of the puritan
He has written many times from the Salem trials
Salem Witch Trails
A true story about trials and prosecutions of people
accused of witchcraft in colonial
Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693.
August 1641 – May 10, 1717
He was a merchant and magistrate of
the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Salem.
Massachusetts. He is best known for his early and
vocal role as one of the leading judges in the Salem
It is a religious reform movement from the 16th and
Relation of Nathaniel
and the Puritanism
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born into a family that was
of Puritan belief since generations. But different from
his ancestors, he had a feeling to some extents of
Puritanism as being intolerant and cruel.