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Lecture 12

ENGL 303 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Young Goodman Brown, Oxymoron, My Kinsman, Major Molineux

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
English 303 W8D1 Lecture 12
Nathaniel Hawthorne!
-liked to leave his writing up to multiple interpretation !
-professed to have no religious bias !
embarrassed by his families part in the Salem Witch Trials !
-intentionally made the literal meanings of his works confusing !
-My Kinsman, Major Molineux!
the opening paragraph introduced the unhappiness between Americans and
Englishmen !
-Underlying themes !
questioning authority !
-grabs hold of the old man’s skirt!
-speaks down to the inn keeper !
relationships to Europe !
-French courtesy !
the importance of individualism v. mob mentality !
-an American source of authority is his succeeding without the Kinsman!
American thrives without Britains help !
vision of family !
-suggests pain of separation !
European ranks baed down through family!
-America rejects this premise !
-sings of primogeniture !
mob mentality !
diculty of interpreting symbols and signs !
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