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  1. 1. By Matthew Day ENG 1102- XTIH
  2. 2. <ul><li>Puritan Inspired </li></ul><ul><li>Considered to be part of dark romanticism </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moral messages of inherent evil and sin of humanity </li></ul></ul>Mrs. Elizabeth Owens ENG 1102-XTIH
  3. 3. <ul><li>Collection of short stories : Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Minister’s Black Veil” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The minister accidently killed a friend. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He wore a black veil never to reveal his face again. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The black veil was to hide his shame of his secret sin. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Gentle Boy” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Quaker father was put to death because of different religious believes. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Quaker boy is taken in by a Puritan family only at the end to experience the same faith. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The persecutors do not realize their own sins of murder. </li></ul></ul></ul>Mrs. Elizabeth Owens ENG 1102-XTIH
  4. 4. <ul><li>The house in the story seems to be haunted by the guilt of the founder and the ghost of his victim. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The founder: Colonel Pyncheon denounced another character in order to get his property. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Victim: Matthew Maule </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The sin of Colonel Pyncheon shown through his portrait and a curtain was placed over it. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The curtain was place over the portrait in order to hide from the sin of the owner’s ancestor (Colonel Pyncheon). </li></ul></ul>Mrs. Elizabeth Owens ENG 1102-XTIH
  5. 5. <ul><li>This story portrayed feelings of guilt and compassion when Hawthorne addressed the nature of sin and sorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>Hester Prynne </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unmarried mother forced to wear a scarlet letter “A” upon her chess for adultery while refusing to identify her lover. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Secrets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roger Chillingworth (Hester’s Husband) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thought to be lost at sea. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He was alive and well and practicing medicine in the same town. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minister Dimmesdale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As Hester ‘s secret lover the shame has made him weaker and ridden with guilt. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He dies by his own tortured heart. </li></ul></ul></ul>Mrs. Elizabeth Owens ENG 1102-XTIH
  6. 6. <ul><li>He tested the relationship with imagination and society. </li></ul><ul><li>His writings belong to dark romanticism which are suggestive of evil, sin, and guilt displayed in all of his themes. </li></ul><ul><li>His work illustrates that the burden of the past involves guilt. However, only by understanding the past can the present know its future. </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul>Mrs. Elizabeth Owens ENG 1102-XTIH