Major: English and Philosophy

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Margaret Reid, English

This project is an examination of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writings, particularly focused on Hawthorne’s identity, philosophy, and spirituality. Placing these ideas in the context of early American history as well as in the context of Hawthorne’s biography, Cecelia Little focuses on how Hawthorne offers pieces of a new and complex philosophy of the individual human soul within the human community. This powerpoint includes a structured compilation of many, but by no means all, of her findings, and she plans to delve much further into Hawthorne’s life and works. The primary focus on The Scarlet Letter is taken for the sake of brevity: additional conclusions have been drawn from The House of the Seven Gables, Fanshawe, and several of Hawthorne’s short stories.


Providence College



Start Date

4-22-2020 12:00 AM






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