Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Modern critics and biographers often cite the need for a new study of Hawthorne and his wife, for a study of sex and sex symbolism in Hawthorne, and for a study of the love element in general in his works. Such aspects of his fiction have been all but totally overlooked by earlier critics who confined their comments largely to the sin and isolation of the characters. This paper cannot hope to satisfy any one of these needs, but does undertake to look at Hawthorne's treatment of the remedial effects of heterosexual love in lives where such love operates, and of the disaster which ensues in lives where it is excluded.
Dixon, Betty L., "Love and Isolation in Hawthorne's Fiction" (1962). Graduate Thesis Collection. 447.