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The Artist of the Beautiful | Study Guide

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Overview

Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Year Published

1846

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"The Artist of the Beautiful" is told by a third-person narrator who knows the thoughts and motivations of all the characters.

Tense

The story is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The protagonist of the story is the self-professed artist of the beautiful. He desires to create something that is physically as well as spiritually beautiful. His desire to put his own soul into his artistic creation is aligned with the transcendental belief at the time that all living creatures possessed the same divine spirit.

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