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November 2017 Vol.5 No.11

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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol. 5(11) pp. 116-121, November, 2017

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The Fictional Forte and Literary Achievement of Nathaniel Hawthorne with a Focus on Spiritual Development through Sin and Suffering as Pictured in His Marble Faun: A Brief Analysis


Dr. S. Chelliah, M. A., Ph.D


Professor, Head and Chairperson, School of English and Foreign languages and School of Indian Languages, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Madurai Kamaraj University MADURAI-21(TN)-India

E-mail: aschelliah@yahoo.com
Mob: 9442621106/ 7339129324

Accepted October 30, 2017




This paper is an attempt to examine the fictional art and forte of Natheniel Hawthorne with a special focus on his literary achievement and also spiritual development attained through experience of sin, guilt and sufferings, by projecting him not only as an American novelist and short – story writer but also a new England Puritan disapproving severe and harsh codes of the Puritan morality and a psychologist delving deep into the study of human nature. It studies and reveals how Hawthorne used fiction as a medium for pursuing poetic truth; that is the truth of human heart and used his novel especially as a tale of human frailty and sorrow by pouring all the passion of his sensitive and lonely heart into his fictional composition. It finally attests to the fact that the outraged suffering humanity must learn to live with the blackness that lies everywhere beneath us.

Keywords: Fictional forte, curious coincidence, spiritual development, sin, guilt, human suffering, Puritan morality, poetic truth, sensitive heart.












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