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Critical Commentary on Holgrave related to the Artist and Alienation

Critical Commentary on Holgrave related to the Artist and Alienation

Holgrave and Phoebe on Pocket Version of <I><The House of the Seven Gables </I>
Holgrave and Phoebe on Pocket Version of (courtesy of Dr. John L. Idol, Jr.)
 
As these excerpts from criticism indicate, the interpretation of Holgrave's character has varied widely. Some critics see his character as a reflection of aspects of Hawthorne, while others see sources of his traits in others. His role as an artist defines how many readers interpret his actions and evaluate the implications of the novel's ending.



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