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Excerpt from his lecture "The Meaning of Hawthorne's Women" in which Richard Millington highlights Hawthorne's sympathetic views toward his female characters

Can we discern a pattern, an implicit analytic shape, to Hawthorne's representation of women, and to his portrayal of gender relations more largely? I think the answer is, emphatically, yes . . . and it was brilliantly and lucidly identified, some years ago, by Nina Baym in her hash-settling essay "Thwarted Nature: Nathaniel Hawthorne as Feminist." Baym argues that many of the stories we most value and most often teach compose a sustained analysis of-and a powerful attack upon-male behavior.

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