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Nathaniel Hawthorne (revisited) Introduction to American Literature Professor Iannini Rutgers University October 10, 2011
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Quiz : 1.In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” what are some of the explanations the townspeople give for why Reverend Hooper has put on the black veil? 2.What are some of the explanations that Reverend Hooper gives for why he will not take off the black veil? 3.In “My Kinsman, Major Molineaux” what does the narrator (Robin) think will happen when he tells people in Boston that he is related to the Major? 4.How and why do people in Boston react differently than he expects?
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PURITAN ALLEGORY IN RUINS
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O Lovely God! I thank thee that I can rush into my sweet husband with all my many waters, & sing & thunder with all my waves in the vast expanse of his comprehensive bosom—How I exult there—how I foam Sophia Hawthorne, journal
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‘Such company, though wouldst say,’ observed the elder person, interpreting his pause. ‘Good, goodman Brown! I have been as well acquainted with your family as with ever a one among the Puritans; and that’s no trifle to say. I helped your grandfather, the constable, when he lashed the Quaker woman so smartly through the streets of Salem. And it was I that brought your father a pitch-pine knot, kindled at my own hearth, to set fire to an Indian village in king Philip’s war . They were my good friends, both; and many a pleasant walk have we had along this path, and returned merrily after midnight.’ (1291)
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beckoned him to advance, looking downward from a smoke-wreath, while a woman, with dim features of despair, throw out her hand to warn him back. Was it his mother? . . . Thither came also the slender form of a veiled female, led between goody Cloyse, that pious teacher of the catechism, and Martha Carrier, who had received the devil’s promise to be queen of hell. A rampant hag was she! And there stood the proselytes, beneath the canopy of fire. --Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown” (
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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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