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I am desirous of your assistance in one of those little experiments in which I amuse myself here in my study This is a quote from Nathaniel Hawthornes story Dr Heideggers Experiment which helps to emphasize his romantic style of writing Many of his stories help reflect the fact that he had a strong sense of understanding life and people He not only wrote fantastic stories but he also taught lessons and ideas with them Nathaniel Hawthornes work expresses his romantic ideas with these three fundamental parts of romanticism peoples emotions the unusual and nature Many of Hawthornes stories describe peoples emotions in good detail Dr Heideggers Experiment is all about people and their emotions The first part of the story describes each different characters life and how they have messed it up terribly He lets you get to know the characters well on the inside so the story has more of an impact on the reader Then he ends up describing them emotionally after they have taken a drink from the waters of the fountain of youth that shows how they have reverted back to their old nave selves He does all this while teaching a lesson about life Also in The Ministers Black Veil Hawthorne goes into great detail on how the people react emotionally to the black veil the minister was wearing His emotional backbone to his stories is what makes them work and is what makes his writing romantic Another romantic element is the fact that he displays a lot of unusual topics in his stories Before this time period most topics were about practical things but this was Scelfo 2 certainly not the case with Hawthornes work A great example is Dr Heideggers Experiment The idea that one can go back to their youth by drinking a magical drink is most definitely odd The story also has a dark and mysterious setting which is unusual in itself This would
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