Nathaniel Hawthorne 's Young Goodman Brown Essay

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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story published in 1835 “Young Goodman Brown” demonstrate how the writer uses his imagination and background history of his ancestor. According to The Encyclopedia of the World Biography “The Hathornes (Nathaniel added the "w" to the name) had been involved in religious persecution (intense harassment) with their first American ancestor, William. Another ancestor, John Hathorne, was one of the three judges at the seventeenth-century Salem witchcraft trials, where dozens of people were accused of, and later executed for, being "witches." Most of his stories were based on Hawthorne 's modern themes were also show by Hawthorne 's own religious beliefs. Nathaniel Hawthorne stories, for example, are quite different from Charlotte Perkins the author of the Yellow paper. Even though both stories contain gothics there is quite difference in between. Hawthorne’s story contains background of witch trials that were part of his ancestors and the recognition of depravity and evil in people. And the other hand in the Yellow Wall Paper the narrator which is the main character suffer of depression that conduce her to imaging a woman trapped in the Yellow Wall Paper. Hawthorne explored an interesting human psychology through his study of the dark side of human consciousness. Also, deeply examined every aspect of human nature.
The main character in the story illustrates how he sees the outside of the people, he thought that they were real Christians. The story…

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