House Of Seven Gables

House Of Seven Gables

The House of Seven Gables:
Domestic Ideology

Hawthorne?s novel is full of prime examples pertaining to domestic ideology. In Hawthorne?s novel we stumble upon a certain kind of domestic ideology specifically engineered for this novel. Instead of having a majority of good examples of domestic ideology we receive the flip side. We are introduced to what we can call the Pyncheon version of domestic ideology. This version of ideology revolves around the male side of the family predominantly. This form of domestic ideology consists of a no holds barred route in which to achieve victory. This particular way of going about things comes with a price, a hefty price. To better understand the notion of the Pyncheon version of domestic ideology and how it applies to both sexes one must look towards the text.
In the novel the House of Seven Gables is the focal point of everything. It is in the house that we uncover the legacy of the Pyncheon family, descendants of a strict Puritan heritage and the Maules (descendants of paupers). In the novel the house becomes personified. The house becomes a character that symbolizes the values and feelings

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