The House Of The Seven Gables- Personal Reflections of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathanial Hawthorne. Considered to be one of the greatest American writers of the 19th century. But did you know that he hated portraits, and it is now thought that he was a mild manic-depressive? Born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804. A decendant of a long puritan line of Hathorne's. His ancestry included his great-great grandfather, John Hathorne who was a judge at the Salem
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of what he originally said. I, on the other hand wouldn't say he was a hypocrite, rather he was mysterious, not letting anyone know his true intentions but just letting them interpret things their own way. He incorporated this into much of his writing, also. In The House Of The Seven Gables Hawthorne gives us alot of details and symbols but he never really tells us what they mean, leaving them to our own interpretations.