Nathaniel Hawthorne And The Social Morality

Mohsen Mahmoud Rowshanzamir


Nathaniel Hawthorne (1800- 1864) who grew in the puritan environment of Salem, Massachusetts nourished worries regarding man and his relationship with the society on one hand and with his God on the other. On the whole he had some moral responsibility to fulfill in his writing carrier; the moral responsibility that he grew and tried to fulfill in his works of literature. This article tried to have a closer look at some of his major short stories to find his moral concerns regarding the social life. The analysis of the tales in this article suggested the supremacy and priority of social moral matters over individualistic moral concerns for Nathaniel Hawthorne as a social moralist.



Morality, individualistic concerns, social concerns, sin, moral decision, women

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