Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne's ability to weave worlds of plaintive beauty is somewhat at odds with his family background. His ancestry, which stems back to the Salem witch trials of 1692, contains a bloody, judgmental history used to dramatic effect in his novels and short stories. For Hawthorne, the sins of the father being passed on through subsequent generations was a haunting image, which he believed shadowed his own family.

Personality Profile For Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The following is a personality profile of Nathaniel Hawthorne based on his work.

Nathaniel Hawthorne is shrewd and somewhat inconsiderate.

He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is empathetic as well: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. But, Nathaniel Hawthorne is also intermittent: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.


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