Faith, Journey Into Your Soul : Annotated Bibliography Essay

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“Faith, Journey into your soul”: An Annotated Bibliography
“Young Goodman Brown” is a story about a man who is questioning his faith and finish ended up puzzled by a life changing event.
Gregory, Leslie. "The Text of Nathaniel Hawthorne 's "Young Goodman Brown"." American Literature Research and Analysis. 2 May. 2012. Web. 1 August 2015.
The research of “Young Goodman Brown,” explains the various images found in the short story. The two articles helps clarifies Hawthorne’s criticisms over symbols in the story such as the Salem Village, Faith’s pink bonnet, the fellow traveler, the staff, the forest, and using of the term “faith”. I found it interesting that the author made the setting in Salem village which will be the center of the witchcraft misbelief. By overall events Goodman Brown experienced in the woods, it makes sense that Hawthorne would use a Salem village for this story.
In my reflection about the story, I realize that Salem is a place where the events continuously happened because it has a different incidents or devices that are widely found in the literature and recognized as motifs appear.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "Young Goodman Brown." Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. 5th ed. Eds. Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs. Upper Saddle Riva: Prentice Hall, 1988. 376-385. Print.
Nathaniel Hawthorne proves how a young, pure, and happy soul hit by disappointment on false ideals of the Puritan society is expressing a sin bitter contempt. When Brown…

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