The Great Stone Face



[Download] ➽ The Great Stone Face Author Nathaniel Hawthorne – E17streets4all.co.uk This is an easy to read story, suitable both for adults and children, about the psychological and mystical workings of the human mindThe Great Stone Face The Old Man of the Mountains juts out from the This is an easy to read story, suitable both for adults and children, about the psychological and mystical workings of the human mindThe Great Stone Face The The Great PDF or Old Man of the Mountains juts out from the White Mountains of New Hampshire and looms over a small village An old prophecy states that someone will be born hereabouts who will look just like The Great Stone Face, and he will be the noblest person of his time Like many others, young Ernest watches the faces of returning famous men for signs of the gentle wisdom seen in the face The rich merchant, however, is grasping, the soldier only stern, and the politician well, a politician Ernest, meanwhile, works hard on his farm and is looked up to by his neighbors for the thoughtful counsel he offers As he grows old, people remark that they fear they will never see the prophecy fulfilled At length, however, noticing Ernest s face, they discover that it was fulfilled long ago This thoughtful look at what it means to live a good life is as relevant today as when first written.The Great Stone Face

Nathaniel Hawthorne was a th century American novelist and short story writer He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature for his The Great PDF or tales of the nation s colonial historyShortly after graduating from Bowdoin College, Hathorne changed his name to Hawthorne Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in In , he published Twice Told Tales and became engaged to Sophia Peabody the next year He worked at a Custom House and joined a Transcendentalist Utopian community, before marrying Peabody in The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord The Scarlet Letter was published in , followed by a succession of other novels A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before returning to The Wayside in Hawthorne died on May , , leaving behind his wife and their three childrenMuch of Hawthorne s writing centers around New England and many feature moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration His work is considered part of the Romantic movement and includes novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend, the United States President Franklin Pierce.

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    The Great Stone Face MOBI ↠ The Great PDF or faces of returning famous men for signs of the gentle wisdom seen in the face The rich merchant, however, is grasping, the soldier only stern, and the politician well, a politician Ernest, meanwhile, works hard on his farm and is looked up to by his neighbors for the thoughtful counsel he offers As he grows old, people remark that they fear they will never see the prophecy fulfilled At length, however, noticing Ernest s face, they discover that it was fulfilled long ago This thoughtful look at what it means to live a good life is as relevant today as when first written."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • The Great Stone Face
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • English
  • 15 September 2019
  • 0802851940

10 thoughts on “The Great Stone Face

  1. says:

    First published in John Greenleaf Whittier s abolitionist newspaper The National Era Jan 24, 1850 , and later included in Hawthorne s collection The Snow Image, and Other Twice Told Tales 1852 , The Great Stone Face is a cautionary parable, warning people not to hunger for greatness in the successful and the famous but rather to seek to foster to seeds of greatness in themselves.The inspiration for this tale was The Old Man of the Mountain, a celebrated New Hampshire rock formation and to First published in John Greenleaf Whittier s abolitionist newspaper The National Era Jan 24, 1850 , and later included in Hawthorne s collection The Snow Image, and Other Twice Told Tales 1852 , The Great Stone Face is a cautionary parable, warning people not to hunger for greatness in the successful and the famous but rather to seek to foster to seeds of greatness in themselves.The inspiration for this tale was The Old Man of the Mountain, a celebrated New Hampshire rock formation and tourist attraction which alas fell to pieces in 2003 In Hawthorne s version, The Old Man becomes The Great Stone Face, the subject of a Native American prophecy a child should be born hereabouts, who was destined to become the greatest and noblest personage of his time, and whose countenance, in manhood, should bear an exact resemblance to the Great Stone Face Here is Hawthorne s description of how the rock formation appears to the spectator, both from near and farIt seemed as if an enormous giant, or a Titan, had sculptured his own likeness on the precipice True it is, that if the spectator approached too near, he lost the outline of the gigantic visage, and could discern only a heap of ponderous and gigantic rocks, piled in chaotic ruin one upon another Retracing his steps, however, the wondrous features would again be seen and the farther he withdrew from them, thelike a human face, with all its original divinity intact, did they appear until, as it grew dim in the distance, with the clouds and glorified vapor of the mountains clustering about it, the Great Stone Face seemed positively to be alive. Our appropriately named protagonist Ernest, and the other inhabitants of the valley, seek for the personage of the prophecy in celebrated men of the era the wealthy merchant Gathergold, the heroic general Old Blood and Thunder, the great orator and statesman much like Daniel Webster , and the philosophical poet almost certainly Ralph Waldo Emerson But, as with the rock formation itself, the closer Ernest observes these esteemed men, thechaotic is the outline of the gigantic visage Ernest grows old and white haired, without discovering the great man he seeks But, as he preaches to his assembled neighbors, the philosophical poet the greatest and most self aware of the three near great men is struck by the radiant appearance of old Ernest s face Ernest began to speak, giving to the people of what was in his heart and mind His words had power, because they accorded with his thoughts and his thoughts had reality and depth, because they harmonized with the life which he had always lived It was not mere breath that this preacher uttered they were the words of life, because a life of good deeds and holy love was melted into them Pearls, pure and rich, had been dissolved into this precious draught The poet, as he listened, felt that the being and character of Ernest were a nobler strain of poetry than he had ever written His eyes glistening with tears, he gazed reverentially at the venerable man, and said within himself that never was there an aspect so worthy of a prophet and a sage as that mild, sweet, thoughtful countenance, with the glory of white hair diffused about it At a distance, but distinctly to be seen, high up in the golden light of the setting sun, appeared the Great Stone Face, with hoary mists around it, like the white hairs around the brow of Ernest Its look of grand beneficence seemed to embrace the world.

  2. says:

    What we set our focus on we will become like.

  3. says:

    My favorite of Hawthorne s short stories.We learn from this that we often fail to appreciate what is right amongst us Our goals, beliefs, habits, virtues, make or break us, and we grow and develop because of what we believe in.

  4. says:

    As a boy, Ernest had wondered about the Stone Face that was formed by the rocks far up on the side of the mountain near his home He often sat with his mother talking about the face Once he asked if she thought they would ever see such a man with such a face and she shared what her mother had told her Some day it was destined that a great one, who was noble and kind, would come and he would have that face Ernest spent years studying the face each day looking up He saw deep love in the face a As a boy, Ernest had wondered about the Stone Face that was formed by the rocks far up on the side of the mountain near his home He often sat with his mother talking about the face Once he asked if she thought they would ever see such a man with such a face and she shared what her mother had told her Some day it was destined that a great one, who was noble and kind, would come and he would have that face Ernest spent years studying the face each day looking up He saw deep love in the face and he learned to recognize that in others Ernest hoped to see the man who would come and he waited for him throughout his life As he grew older many came and many brought some nobility even being felt by the people to be the one at first but never was the right one found Often the people would shout saying, at last he has come, and what Ernest never understood is how they were so deceived and eventually the people would come to know they had been wrong Near the end of Ernest s years a poet came and spoke to the people Ernest stood and added his thoughts to the poets strong words He spoke from his heart and mind and his words had power and depth, because they harmonized with the life he had always lived The poet, seeing Ernest s face as he spoke,saw the grandeur it had assumed and shouted, Behold Ernest is the likeness of the Great Stone Face The people saw it was true and that the prophecy was fulfilled Ernest was finished so he took the poet s arm and walked home, still hoping that some wiser and better man than himself would come eventually, bearing a resemblance to the GREAT STONE FACE.Thomas Monson, the last President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was a lover of literature He said of Nathaniel Hawthorne s classic account, The Great Stone Face, we adopt the mannerisms, the attitudes, even the conduct of those whom we admire and they are usually our friends More on this story at web site www.connectedeventsmatter.com

  5. says:

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku Projected greatnessBypasses its mark, aimed upOnto pedestals.

  6. says:

    True wisdom will appear after years of repose and reflection It can be received by anyone but will be given to those who do not mindfully desire it.

  7. says:

    It was nice..i knew from the starting that Ernest was the Stone Face

  8. says:

    A beautiful short story.The face in the mountain, is like the announcement of the coming of some Messiah or something And the God has etched his face on the rocks, so as to make it easy for people to recognize him.And sure enough, as was expected, false prophets show up, leading to sheer disappointment of Ernest the protagonist.The final two pages are beautifully written, with a poet lamenting that his verses we re but a shadow of good faith, and not it itself.And then the grand ending, follo A beautiful short story.The face in the mountain, is like the announcement of the coming of some Messiah or something And the God has etched his face on the rocks, so as to make it easy for people to recognize him.And sure enough, as was expected, false prophets show up, leading to sheer disappointment of Ernest the protagonist.The final two pages are beautifully written, with a poet lamenting that his verses we re but a shadow of good faith, and not it itself.And then the grand ending, followed by the one who fulfilled the prophecy, still hoping to find a better match to the face, a wiser person than him

  9. says:

    This book is about the prophecy of The Great Stone Face Ethan a member of the village grows up wondering who will fulfill the prophecy that states Someone will be born hereabouts who will look just like the Great Stone Face, and he will be the noblest person of his time He watches men of power and wealth go by thinking they will be the ones, but they all fail, that is until one young child reveals the truth about the prophecy This book is about believing in those that you would least expe This book is about the prophecy of The Great Stone Face Ethan a member of the village grows up wondering who will fulfill the prophecy that states Someone will be born hereabouts who will look just like the Great Stone Face, and he will be the noblest person of his time He watches men of power and wealth go by thinking they will be the ones, but they all fail, that is until one young child reveals the truth about the prophecy This book is about believing in those that you would least expect to stand up as well as the consequences of being greedy I would recommend this book to grades 5 and 6

  10. says:

    This is my favorite short story of all time Earnest reminded me so much of my God and King unexpected because of his goodness, missed because the world is searching for something they can t define Hawthorne inspired me to always be living in hope and persevering in the search after Truth, Goodness, and Beauty His lovely prose reminded me of what it means to be truly strong, wholly noble, and unapologetically faithful.

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