Tag: Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Romanticism In The Scarlet Letter

    Romanticism was a literary movement that originated in the late 18th century. It emphasized imagination, emotion, and individualism. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is considered to be a work of Romanticism. The novel tells the story of Hester Prynne, a woman who is condemned to wear a scarlet letter “A” on her chest after […]

  • Transcendentalism vs. Anti Transcendentalism

    Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne were two of the most important writers of the nineteenth century. Emerson was a leading figure in the Transcendentalist movement, while Hawthorne was an early proponent of Anti-Transcendentalism. These two perspectives had a profound impact on American literature and thought, and their rivalry shaped the course of literary history. […]