the house of seven gables

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The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne The protagonist in The House of Seven Gables is Hepzibah Pyncheon. She is an aging gentlewoman who in the past had lived in luxury, but she has recently run into troubling economic times. She is an ancestor of a patrician Puritan background that goes all the way back to the colonial days of the United States. One of her earliest relatives was Colonel Pyncheon who built a house with seven gables on property which was formerly owned by a man named Matthew Maule who was executed for witchcraft. It is said that Colonel Pyncheon was one of the main figures in having Maule executed. On the day of his death Maule put a bad spell on the Pyncheons that would last until the day of Hepzibah. Hepzibah is a dynamic character in The House of Seven Gables. As the story begins, Hepzibah is having to open a cent shop to help pay her bills. She is a tall, gaunt woman who always seems to be in a fowl mood. She finds having to open the shop extremely demeaning considering her patrician background. She lives
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