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Introduction to American Literature Professor Iannini Rutgers University September 12, 2011
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Quiz : 1.What is the name of Young Goodman Brown’s wife? 2.Who does Young Goodman Brown encounter in the woods? 3.When did you first realize that the narrator of “The Black Cat” was insane, and how? 4.What does the narrator of “The Black Cat” do to the black cat?
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VIOLENCE AND TERROR OF COLONIAL ENCOUNTER
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PSYCHOLOGY OF NEW ENGLAND CALVINISM
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INNATE DEPRAVITY
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SANCTIFICATION THROUGH GRACE ALONE
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“But with whatever motive, playful or profound, Nathaniel Hawthorne has chosen to entitle his pieces in the manner he has, it is certain, that some of them are directly calculated to deceive—egregiously deceive—the superficial skimmer of pages . . . ‘Who in the name of thunder’ (as the country-people say in this neighborhood), ‘who in the name of thunder,’ would anticipate any marvel in a piece entitled “Young Goodman Brown”? You would of course suppose that it was a simple, little tale, intended as a supplement to ‘Goody Two Shoes.’ Whereas, it is deep as Dante; nor can you finish it, without addressing the author in his own words—’It is yours to penetrate, in every bosom, the deep mystery of sin.’” --Herman Melville, “Hawthorne and his Mosses” (1850)
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“I have since found that it has been translated into most of the Languages of Europe, and suppose it has been more generally read than any other Book except perhaps the Bible.—Honest John was the first that I know of who mix’d Narration & Dialogue, a Method of Writing very engaging to the Reader, who in the most interesting Parts finds himself as it were brought into the Company, & present at the Discourse.” --Benjamin Franklin on Pilgrim’s Progress
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“For spite of all the Indian-summer sunlight on the hither side of Hawthorne’s soul, the other side – like the dark half of the physical sphere – is shrouded in blackness, ten times black. But this darkness but gives more effect to the evermoving dawn, that forever advances through it, and
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course LITERTURE 350:227 taught by Professor Iannini during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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