Courtmanche, Jason Charles
Jason Charles Courtmanche is Director of the Connecticut Writing Project at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He received his Ph.D. in English from the same academic institution.2008 0-7734-5017-3
This work examines the influence of Puritan thought and typology and the persecutorial actions of the ancestors of Nathanial Hawthorne on his literature. Typological allusions and typological layering, in which fictional characters are portrayed as recurrent types found throughout the Bible, myth, and history, require readers to perform an hermeneutical exercise of interpretation in order to gain insight into the nature of sin.