337 American Literature of the 19th Century
Wednesday, Sept 24, 2008 (337_fa08_paper2.htm}

1 page paper, due Friday. September 26, 2008

Often Hawthorne describes the backgrounnd or setting of scenes as a way of suggesting where his characters are or what they are thinking or feeling. Thus Robin encounters many usual scenes as he arrives in and travels through Boston. Discuss the details of one of these settings or scenes for what it may suggest about Robin's condition or state of mind.