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    1. The Ministers Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Beginning of the Romantic Period in American Literature

    7. About the Author Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Salem, Massachusetts From prominent Puritan family He felt guilty for sharing the blood of witchcraft judge John Hathorne; he added w to change name. A childhood reader of poets and romances, he became a novelist whose tales dealt with moral conflicts in Colonial New England. In imaginative, allegorical fashion, he dealt with themes of guilt and secrecy, and intellectual and moral pride His work shows Hawthorne's constant preoccupation with the effects of Puritanism in New England, with recognition of its decadence.

    8. What is Nathaniel Hawthornes best known work? The Scarlet Letter Set in the Puritan community, Hester Prynne bears an illegitimate child Prynne is introduced to the ugliness, complexity, and ultimately the strength of the human spirit. The novel contrasted Puritan morality with passion and individualism.

    9. The Ministers Black Veil Plot Graph

    10. Symbolism vs. Allegory What is the difference between symbolism and allegorical characters/objects? A symbol can simply represent something besides itself, but an allegory may have a deeper meaning or lesson. See the Scarlet Letter for an example The A simply means Adultery, but it has deeper meanings such as the battle between Puritan values and individualism.

    11. Symbolism vs. Allegory How can symbolism change in a story?

    12. Symbolism vs. Allegory A symbol can simply represent something besides itself, but a allegory may have a deeper meaning or lesson.

    13. Literary Elements: Allegory Allegory is a form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a story or play, represent particular qualities or ideas, related to morality, religion or politics. Characters are often personifications of abstract ideas as charity, justice, greed, or envy. For example: In The Lord of the Flies, the conch represented civility and order; while the character Simon represented peace and nature.

    14. Literary Elements: Mood What is mood? Mood is the feelings or emotions created in the reader by the authors use of detail. For example, authors commonly use the setting to create the mood. The mood is not constant and can change during the story.

    15. Art and Romanticism

    16. More Background: French Revolution Helped to end the Spanish Inquisition A major factor in Romanticism Provides exotic setting (also Romanticism)

    17. What is Romanticism? Romanticism was an artistic and intellectual movement beginning in the late 18th century that Emphasized individual expression Emotion over Reason Rebellion against established rule and social conventions

    18. What is Romanticism? Spurred by the egalitarian ideas of the American & French Revolutions (ex. all people are created equal) Belief in the innate goodness of humans Belief in the heroic

    19. What is Romanticism? Belief in nature (its beauty & power) Emotion & Senses over Reason and Intellect Interest in medieval & exotic

    20. About Romanticism Note the contrast between Romanticism & Realism Romanticism believes heroes die for a reason or cause Realism does not. Romantics believe we make our own choices and determine our own destiny Realism does not. Romanticism believes all men are good (or can be good) Realism does not.

    21. Art and Romanticism

    22. Clues for Quiz How is symbolism used in the story? How does symbolism change in the story? How is time important to the story? How does the protagonist affect other characters? How is the story allegorical?

    23. Clues for Quiz What is the mood of the story? Why is the veil worn? What are the internal or external conflicts in the story? What do we learn about the protagonist at the end of the story? How does this short story exhibit romanticism?

    24. The Ministers Black Veil Vocabulary Throng Venerable Countenance Deputation Subtle Antipathy Profaned Impertinence Sexton Plighted Ostentatious Pathos Placid Expedient Discern Visage

    25. In class writing assignment How does The Ministers Black Veil fit into the concept of Romanticism? Use the book and class notes to answer this question. Put into paragraph form examples, reasons, and explanations of how this story exhibits the Romantic philosophy.