Essay - My Kinsman, Major Molineux the Main Symbol Used Repeatedly Throughout...

Copyright Notice

My Kinsman, Major Molineux

The main symbol used repeatedly throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's story is the moon. The tale of the young lad's adventure seeking h***** kinsman Major ***** begins at "near nine o'clock on a *****light evening" (Hawthorne pp). Hawthorne uses ***** moon to help create and illustrate the feelings of loneliness and insecurity. The young man arrives late one night in a strange environment and is able to his surroundings only by the light of ***** moon. Examples of such passages are "the masts of vessels pierced the moonlight above the tops ***** the buildings, and... informed him that he was near the centre of business," and "***** moonlight fell upon no passenger along the whole extent" (***** pp). The moon is also used to create suspense, "***** stranger...stepped back in***** the *****" (Hawthorne pp). Hawthorne ***** uses the ***** to create a romance ***** his story, "All that Robin could discern ***** a strip ***** scarlet petticoat, and the occasional sparkle of an eye, as if the moonbeams were trembling on some bright thing," ***** again, "and the moon, 'creating, like ***** imaginative power, a beaut*****ul strangeness in familiar objects,' gave some***** of romance to a scene, ***** might not have possessed it in the light of day" (Hawthorne *****). Then he closes his story with, "t*****re the ***** came trembling in and fell down upon the deserted pews," and "The Man ***** the Moon heard the far bellow; 'Oho,' quoth he, 't***** old earth is frolic***** tonight'" (Hawthorne pp).

Works Cited

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. My Kinsman, Major Molineux. 1831.


Download entire paper (and others like it)    |    Order a one-of-a-kind, custom paper

© 2001–2016   |   Research Paper about My Kinsman, Major Molineux the Main Symbol Used Repeatedly Throughout   |   Book Reports Sample