By Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
A suite that exhibits Freeman's many modes - romantic, gothic, and psychologically symbolic - in addition to her use of pathos and sentimentality, humour, satire and irony. those tales centre on questions of women's integrity, braveness and privation; discover the assumption of masculinity; and dramatise the connection among rural New England and glossy tradition and trade. additionally incorporated this is 'The Jamesons', a sequence of sketches approximately village existence reprinted for the 1st time because the flip of the 20 th century.
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48 Mortality becomes a big issue, not just in the massive numbers of casualties of war but also in the inevitable mortality of a generation. ” In an 1860 letter, a fifty-six-year-old Hawthorne noted of his fiftyseven-year-old neighbor that “Emerson is unchanged in aspect—at least, he looks so, at a distance, but, on close inspection, you perceive that a little hoar-frost has gathered on him. ”49 Hawthorne would shortly take up his Elixir of Life project, in which a quasi-Emersonian One Man seeks to reverse the “curse” of human mortality.
The mind of the mind” gives the individual access to the dictates of the Reason, that higher faculty that—according to the familiar Transcendental distinction which identifies Reason’s attributes as “intuition and eternity”—claims absolute authority over the mere Understanding, grasped by “the Hand of the mind” (83). In acts of true virtue, Reason discerns a universal duty which takes precedence over the individual, nonuniversal interests that appear to the Understanding.
1). In this diagram, Coleridge explains, “the Preacher in direct line under the Spirit but likewise the point of junction of the Written Word and the Church, is the Synthesis. ”29 Emerson’s 1838 address to the graduating Harvard divinity students had emphasized the Preacher’s station “in direct line under the Spirit,” as Coleridge puts it, at the distinct expense of Christ, the Scriptures, and the Church. Emerson lamented that “men have come to speak of the revelation as somewhat long ago given and done, as if God were dead.