Compare the storyteller's voice with that of the writer, who was a contemporary of Whitman and Douglass.
Nathaniel Hawthorne' stories are more often associated with dark examinations of complex systems of morality than any sense of conventional comic humor. And yet Hawthorne's subtle satiric wit oftentimes offered equally piercing insights into the human psyche. n this lesson, students read and examine a humorous story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and compare it to other American literary humorists.
This Launchpad guides students through Herman Melville's short story, "Bartleby, the Scrivener." It is augmented with video discussions.