The House of the Seven Gables Questions and Answers
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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How can I apply feminist theory to The House of the Seven Gables, and what should I be paying attention to in the story?

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The best way we can look at The House of the Seven Gables through a feminist theory lens is by paying close attention to the female characters in Hawthorne's story. There are three crucial characters we should be aware of: Phoebe, Hepzibah, and Alice Pyncheon. When reading this story, you should pay close attention to how these characters interact with their male counterparts. What are...

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