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    1. In Nathaniel Hawthorn’s short story “Young Goodman Brown”, the man character, Goodman Brown, comes across a strange traveler whom he encounters in the woods late one evening. This man turns out to be the devil. Hawthorn’s description of the strange traveler’s staff, which “bore the likeness of a great black snake” (Hawthorn 94), foreshadows the identity of the man Goodman Brown is meeting. Furthermore, the Devil’s identity is fully revealed by Goody Cloyse, who screams his name after she is touched by the serpent’s tail. Upon Brown’s initial encounter with the devil, he learns that his father, grandfather and a number of other Church going people in New England have also encountered the devil throughout their lifetime; to which the devil…

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    The Theory of the Physiological Effect in Young Goodman Brown That His Wife Faith Plays on Brown. In the short story Young Goodman Brown, Brown comes to the realization of what his faith has in store for him. Brown does not expect his wife to have such an impact on his life decisions he has to make. The wife effects browns actions through out the passage by leading him to question his Faith religiously, and also help him realize what he has became. Faith, Browns wife can be the decision of…

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    My connections examined the portrayal of alienation in mainstream society. I chose to use texts from a modern time period to help create more concrete conclusions about mainstream society. My texts were Education for Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy, Sad Joke on a Marae by Apirana Taylor, District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp and Barton Fink directed by Joel Coen. I expected all of my texts to be able to reflect one another as they were all from a similar time period. In particular, I expected…

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    The romantic conception of the author dictates that the author should be viewed as a creative genius and the authority behind a text. As such the author is a vital element of the creative film making process, as Altman acknowledges: “somebody has to create the basic blueprint” (Richolson, 1992: 152). ‘Auteurism’ is the concept of a film as the personal expression of the writer or director; as Lapsley explains; “The displaced orthodoxy can be encapsulated by the single word ‘auterism’: the belief…

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

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    In the book there is a section titled The End of Young Goodman Brown where Colacurcio theorizes why Young Goodman Brown finished his life depressed, suspicious, and without joy. He suggest it is because Brown “ends by doubting the existence of any unblighted goodness but his own.” (Colacurcio 302) And thus leaving him unable to enjoy his religion and faith has he once had. This is very true because religion was the main focal point in a Puritan village, and the Devil seen as the ultimate evil.…

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    Dr. Kane Journey Young Goodman Brown and Connie take a journey throughout the short stories "Young Goodman Brown" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?". Both characters have a self-discovery on their journeys, they discover what their world is really like outside their imagination. Young Goodman Brown realizes that nothing is the way he thought and he loses his faith because he finds people he thought were good, such as his wife, Faith, and his minister, engaging with the devil. The…

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    In the mid nineteenth century, a movement known as the transcendentalism movement started an uproar. During this time period, authors expressed their opinions on how they felt about human nature, which is also known as how humans acted as a group. Human nature consists of many flaws that previous authors revealed in their works. In his short story Young Goodman Brown, Hawthorne describes how human nature is erroneous or flawed. He tells us through all types of symbolism that humans are…

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    Most of Hawthorne’s critics feel as if “Young Goodman Brown” one of his best works. In my opinion D.C. McKeithan chooses to interpret Hawthorne’s tale by using an example of a man who is saddened into distrust by the sins of the people surrounding him. He is made skeptical and untrusting of others because of his own contributes into sin. McKeithan goes around this by mainly seeing that while there are a bunch of different interpretations, past critics have failed to realize some of the most…

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    Literary analysis: Young Goodman Brown In the short story, “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a young man’s faith is tested as he treads into a dark forest. Meeting the people he knew and trusted, including meeting his wife, Faith, on their way to meet the devil. His perception of reality and of what he thought he knew falls apart as he heads deeper into his journey. Goodman Brown prepares to leave Salem village to begin his journey into the dark forest. Salem could be seen is a…

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