Journeys Essay

1536 Words Nov 22nd, 2013 7 Pages
Journey’s are an inevitable part of life. Whether it’s an internal or external experience, the outcome of the journey itself could always be beneficial for self-growth. In “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard, the main character, gets the news that her husband had passed away from a railroad disaster. After she had heard the news, she went away to her room and began to stare out of the window and looked out into the new spring life. Her internal journey began when “she sat with her head thrown back upon the cushion of the chair quite motionless,” and that she felt that something was coming for her and she was sitting there waiting for it to come. “ She felt it, creeping out of the sky, reaching toward her through the sounds, the scents, …show more content…
She identifies the man that Brown is walking with as the devil and reveals herself to be a witch, on her way to the devil’s evil forest ceremony. The man says that Goodman Brown should have a rest. Before disappearing, he gives Goodman Brown his staff, telling him that he can use it for transport to the ceremony if he changes his mind. As he sits and gathers himself, Goodman Brown hears horses traveling along the road and hides once again. Goodman began to hear voices of the minister of the church and Deacon who were also on their way to the ceremony. Shocked, Goodman Brown believed that even though everyone else in the world has gone to the devil, he believed that he would stay true to faith but, soon after he heard another voice that sounded like Faith’s he began to scream her name, and a pink ribbon from her cap flutters down from the sky. Certain that there is no good Spann 3 in the world because Faith has turned to evil, Goodman Brown grabbed the staff which pulled him quickly through the forest toward the ceremony. When he reached the clearing where the ceremony is taking place, the trees around it are on fire, and he can see in the firelight the faces of various respected members of the

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