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Quote of the day, Oct. 20

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on heroes

“A hero cannot be a hero unless in an heroic world.”


The Angel of Hadley

The town of Hadley was alarmed by the Indians in 1675, in the time of public worship, and the people were in the utmost confusion. Suddenly a grave, elderly person appeared in the midst of them. 667 more words

Freaky Friday: The Magic of Words

You might find today’s post is completely left field, but I can’t help it. I was never a cool kid. I was a closet goth and a nerd. 478 more words


"A wild dream of a witch-meeting" | Westworld episode two reviewed

Had Goodman Brown fallen asleep in the forest, and only dreamed a wild dream of a witch-meeting?

“Young Goodman Brown,” Nathaniel Hawthorne (1835)

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil" and Slavery

Upon reading Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minster’s Black Veil” (1832), I began to think about the underlying cultural contexts surrounding the story’s initial publication. Namely, I started to think about it in relation to the issue of slavery and the abolitionist movement. 877 more words

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