THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Nathaniel Hawthorne Literary Criticism

The House of Seven Gables

A chapter from Marilyn R. Chandler's Dwelling in the Text: Houses in American Fiction exploring the novel from the perspective of the titular house.

Young Goodman Brown

An essay by Scott Harshbarger, an Associate Professor at Hofstra University, which presents a comparative analysis of this short story and 'Tam O'Shanter' by Robert Burns.

Rappaccini's Daughter

An essay by Laura Stallman providing a critical overview of various interpretations of Hawthorn's short story.
An essay by Clifford J. Kurkowski examining the relationships of this novel's principal characters from a largely feminist perspective.

The Birthmark

A paper by Shona Tritt of University College, London, and Michael Tritt of Marianopolis College which draws on the ideas of cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker when exploring this story.