A Psychoanalytical Approach to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Ethan Brand”

Yuqing Sun, Shuo Zhao


Psychoanalytical criticism to literary works is one of the important ways to uncover the depths of author’s thinking, which also contributes to readers’ understanding of actions, characteristics, plots or even endings of characters in the novel. From the perspective of psychoanalysis, this article focuses on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Ethan Brand” written by him in 1850 to analyze Hawthorne’s unconscious intention of creating this story and the reasons of why he writes in that way instead of another.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jecs.v2n3p154


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