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What are the Gothic and the supernatural elements as represented in "The Haunted Mind" by Nathaniel Hawthorne?

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Gothic themes can include horror, terror, the supernatural, spiritual, melancholy, and the imaginary. In "The Haunted Mind," the narrator contemplates a realm between sleep and being awake. He is fascinated with the space/time between dreams and the conscious life. It is magical to him. Likewise, he considers this in strict terms of time (temporal), when it is neither yesterday nor tomorrow. 

You have found an intermediate space, where the business of life does not intrude; where the passing moment lingers, and becomes truly the present a spot where Father Time, when he thinks nobody is...

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