My Kinsman, Major Molineux

My Kinsman, Major Molineux - Brian Lau English 111 V Curtis...

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Brian Lau English 111 V Curtis T. Hisayasu 4-02-88 The Growth from Separation In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” a country-bred Robin travels to a little metropolis of a New England colony with the goal of attaining significance through his kinsman, Major Molineux, who is a reputable official. However, Robin discovers that his kinsman was actually ridiculed and ostracized by the community which becomes an opportunity for Robin to be his own person. The story argues that through the experiences of Robin, one must detach from what is familiar and come to a realization that one cannot be dependent upon someone else to gain significance in the world. The story begins with young Robin from the countryside traveling to a little metropolis of a New England colony to visit his kinsman Major Molineux. Robin arrives at nine o’clock at night by ferry and he is extremely excited and cannot wait to see his kinsman. Robin’s impression of his kinsman is of high sovereignty because Major
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