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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on the fourth of July in 1804 and went on to become one of the most influential American authors of all time. Much of his work draws on his Puritan ancestry and colonial history in psychological tales that explore gender, politics, religion, and community. He is best known for his short story collections, Twice Told Tales and Mosses from an Old Manse, and his novels The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables. Nathaniel Hawthorne's stories lend themselves to...See more

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.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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