The House of the Seven Gables

by: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Themes, Motifs & Symbols Quiz

Further study Themes, Motifs & Symbols Quiz

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According to Hawthorne’s stated moral, whose sins do the members of the Pyncheon family suffer for?

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What preoccupation of New England society does Hawthorne satirize?

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What does Hawthorne represent as being an unreliable indicator of an individual’s character?

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What motif allows Hawthorne to introduce fantasy into his story without completely sacrificing realism?

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What symbol of the Pyncheon family connotes both their pride and their ridiculousness?