- Words: 1041
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: Literature
- Paper #: 40980674
" (Hawthorne, 71) This statement of intent strikes as a core romantic value, contending with no small degree of irony that there is a sense of moral authority in the air which bears a dominant effect on the lives of New Englanders. Indeed, this is consistent with our understanding of Hawthorne's critical response to the forces of Puritanism.
That the author is from the infamous settlement of Salem, Massachusetts, commonly referenced