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    James Tervort Hicken English 11 7 October 2015 Goodman Sins Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” tells the story of a man whose beliefs and faiths are or on the brink of destruction from temptation. Goodman Brown loses his belief in humanity when he discovers that the devils followers are all around us and every man has an evil spirit within himself. A different reaction would have been to accept the problems with man, and use that to get along better with others. We all sin, nobody is perfect, this is just a part of life we have to accept and deal with in a wise fashion. The main character is engulfed by this knowledge and takes a step back from life. Hawthorne uses almost every character in this story and item as a symbol to help…

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    Hawthorne uses The Evil Assembly as the final stage of transition for Goodman Brown. Hawthorne adds this final element to show Goodman Brown’s final transformation to follow evil. The author is able to explain this transition very well it’s a literal transition from good to evil. Even though Goodman Brown did not partake in any activities during the assembly it’s the things he saw also the people that joined it. Before Brown was still thinking of going to the assembly he notices the minister’s…

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    Goodman Brown Religion

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    At the very beginning of Goodman Brown’s journey he said to himself,"What if the devil himself should be at my very elbow!" when he said this, he had no idea of how true it really was. How is a man to behave when he sees his entire religion collapsed before his eyes in just a single night? In the story of Young Goodman Brown (1835) it is demonstrated just how fragile public morality really is. This story follows Goodman Brown throughout his loss of faith. The reader does not know if his journey…

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    Goodman Brown Reflection

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    Brown again decides that he will no longer to continue on his errand and rationalizes that just because his teacher was not going to heaven, why should he "quit my dear Faith, and go after her". At this, the Devil tosses Goodman Brown his staff (which will lead him out of his Eden) and leaves him. Goodman Brown begins to think to himself about his situation and his pride in himself begins to build. He "applauds himself greatly, and thinking with how clear a conscience he should meet his…

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    Truth? or Dream? In a world where life is a symbol for everything, with demons lurking in every corner, and people believing in a common lie; a man named Young Goodman Brown was permanently affected. In the story, “Young Goodman Brown,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown witnesses a mysterious ceremony, that will scorn his mind with the Devil’s presence. Near the conclusion of the story, many are stuck wondering if Goodman Brown experienced the reality of the Devil’s ceremony/journey…

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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”, the protagonist Goodman Brown stumbles upon evil incarnate, the Devil himself. Throughout his journey in the forest with the devil, Young Goodman Brown had discovered a disheartening truth about his fellow townspeople. This truth would forever change Young Goodman Brown’s (and the audience’s) perspective of others. To begin with, Young Goodman Brown discovers the devil in the forest just outside of the town of Salem. However, even though the devil…

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    The “Innocent” Young Goodman Brown “Innocence is a virtue,” they said but is it always? In the case of Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown,” the protagonist’s innocence may not be a virtue because it gets him into a difficult situation. Young Goodman Brown lives in Salem during the 1600’s, a time period where religion was a prevalent aspect of life. He leaves his wife, Faith, in the afternoon to follow the traveller into the forest to their meeting. On his journey to the forest, he discovers the…

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    matter what choices we are presented with, no one will remember those. All anyone will ever remember are the decisions we made in life from our presented choices. Take Young Goodman Brown, for example; a man whose every decision in life has been the right one. This is a man who, not only is a good christian, but comes from a line of godly men who have been pedestals in the community of Salem, Massachusetts. He has a wife, named Faith, who is deeply in love with him, and has a very bright future…

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    strewn throughout his story “Young Goodman Brown”. Ultimately, Goodman…

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    Young Goodman Brown decides to go in to the woods because it seems that he has an important errand to run. Brown has been married to his wife, Faith for three months now but leaves her at the house for his journey. His wife seems to be very concerned for Brown as she cried, “Pr’y thee, put off your journey until sunrise, and sleep in your own bed tonight. A lone woman is troubled with such dreams and such thoughts, that she’s afeard of herself, sometimes.” Brown assures to his wife that he will…

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