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What is Hawthorne saying about the Puritan women of the New World?  

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pooh03 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 24, 2011 at 8:22 AM via web

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What is Hawthorne saying about the Puritan women of the New World?

 

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swimmingirl11 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 24, 2011 at 8:30 AM (Answer #1)

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The women in this novel are large and strong ("man like"). They have not yet developed thw frailties that have been bred into them in the generations between the time of the story and hawthorne's own time.

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