Hawthorn’s 1852 novel, The Blithedale Romance, is one of the masterpieces in the history of American literature. There is a vast canvas to track the huge combination of artistic maneuvering and thought in the novel. The reader is provoked to sway with the writer in the mesmerizing themes of the novel.
I would like to critically explore the novel from the viewpoint of the major themes in the novel such as masculinity, the struggle for artistic voice, the theme of sisterhood, and so forth.
The purpose of the study is to critically highlight the handling of the various themes by the writer to bear a critical appreciation for the novel and the writer as well as to contribute to the growing literature another piece of genuine evaluation.
I would like to explore a number of writer’s on this very issue and am not in the intention to use any specific text for his purpose so that a broader canvas can be painted.