How was Poe similar to Hawthorne? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I have a research project due very soon on the similar writing styles, perspectives, ideas, and themes of Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne... can anyone help me out?

-- Anonymous, January 27, 2000


To be broad in the broadest sense, both wroted their works on the idea of Romanticism but were almost anti-transcendentalistic in their views . Hawthorne did it by showing the presence of evil in the world, and that a medium was the best needed, while Poe focused entirely on how (especially in the Usher story) a thought could transcend to evil and the possibilities of the transcended evil to become evil things like terror or death.

-- Anonymous, February 12, 2000

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