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Within a relatively small body of work Nathaniel Hawthorne experimented with different forms and techniques of writing He was self-taught and self-inspired Hawthornes works are deeply concerned with the ethical problems of sin and punishment He created symbolic fiction through his shadowy and unreal characters But Hawthornes best characters revealed the sense of guilt he felt about the roles of his ancestors in the seventeenth century persecution of Quakers and witchcraft trials in Salem In the true renaissance spirit Nathaniel Hawthorne became one of the greatest writers in America-- perhaps in the world Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4 1804 in Salem Massachusetts a town of storytellers He was the only son of a sea captain one of a family of true hearted New England Puritans Hawthorne spent some of his time with a private tutor He had hurt his leg while playing ball and walked with crutches Though doctors could find nothing wrong Hawthorne insisted that he could not possibly go to school Lots of well-to-do children had private tutors in those early days of the nineteenth century So Hawthorne easily got his way in this matter But for several years working with a tutor dominated his life He had few friends and had little to do with his family But after his father was lost at sea when he was only four his mother Elizabeth Hawthorne moved into her fathers home with Hawthorne and his sisters Hawthornes grandfather welcomed the little family and willingly took over their financial burdens Still Hawthornes mother was unable to cope During this time his became overly protective and pushed Hawthorne toward more isolated situations Hawthorne then realized his love of books he read Pilgrims Progress when he was only six years old And as soon as he could possibly understand them any other reading material he could get his hands on As a child Hawthorne was especially fond of animals and had a passion for the
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