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dc.contributor.advisorNewman, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohns, Kevinen_US
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-15T18:04:18Z
dc.date.available2012-05-15T18:04:18Z
dc.date.issued1-May-10en_US
dc.date.submittedMay-10en_US
dc.identifierJohns_grad.sunysb_0771M_10101.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/55488
dc.description.abstractThis thesis looks at the use of isolation within the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, focusing on"Roger Malvin's Burial," while highlighting his points through several of his other short stories and The Scarlet Letter. This will primarily focus on the isolation of the one from society who is still apart of it; by that I mean the person who lives in society, interacts with those around him, but holds something inside which isolates him from the others. I pay particular attention to his use of guilt and secret sin, as well as Nature. Guilt and secret sin disease the minds of his characters, forcing their isolation to create misery. Nature is used by Hawthorne both as a way to mirror the emotions of the characters within it and, particularly the forest, as a way to delve into the subconscious of the main characters. I tie these discoveries together throughout the text through a comparison of Hawthorne's views with those of the transcendental writers who wrote at the same time as him, focusing on Emerson's"Nature" and"Self-Reliance" and Thoreau's Walden.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of English. Lawrence Martin (Dean of Graduate School).en_US
dc.formatElectronic Resourceen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLiterature, Americanen_US
dc.titleA Sphere by Oneself: Hawthorne and Self-Relianceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.advisorAdvisor(s): Andrew Newman. Committee Member(s): Eric Haralson.en_US
dc.mimetypeApplication/PDFen_US


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