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    experience by one’s side,” said David Van Biema in. Throughout these “coming of age” years, young people are trying to adapt to the world around them while struggling to fit in. Young adult literature often helps students to understand and cope with social issues, pressures, and other problems relevant to their age group. Additionally, these books create an “escape” from reality for the reader. Integrating young adult literature into classrooms provides students with literature that they can…

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    Young Goodman Brown

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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown” Hawthorne conveys to us a seemingly highly religious Puritan town. However, this town appears to be holding a devious truth. Throughout his work Hawthorne utilizes symbolism to convey the corrupt and evil truth behind the, otherwise highly religious, Puritan town. Throughout his main symbol usage of Faith’s pink ribbons, Faith’s name and appearances throughout the story, and the woods in which the story is mainly told in, we see the…

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    difference by bringing people of different backgrounds together to share in the common interests of listening to jazz. Many of the early most prominent jazz musicians, like Lester Young, were able to bring their own unique styles and improvisations to the development of jazz, to help mold it into what we hear today. Lester Young was an American jazz saxophonist who has made his mark in jazz culture by expressing his distinctive improvisations, compositions, and originality in every musical note…

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    Every young adult needs a role model in their lives, someone to look up to and learn from their experiences. Not all role models come from the real world, but rather from television. Teenagers look up to popular television stars as positive influences, and want to be like them. Dr. Meredith Grey from the television series Grey’s Anatomy is a positive influence on young adults because she is self-reliant, shows what a true friendship consists of, and is honest. The show Grey’s Anatomy follows the…

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    this is to incorporate more young adult literature in English curriculums because it has the potential to make students more interested in English as they often view such literature as indulgent and only for enjoyment (Caillouet & Sanford 65). Young adult literature has faced significant resistance, but it should be incorporated more into English classrooms…

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    Young Goodman Browns test of faith In “Young Goodman brown”, Hawthorn uses examples like browns love and trust for his wife and deacon to develop the theme that you should never put your full trust in man. All the characters in Goodman Browns journey were once thought by Brown as good. Hawthorn also uses symbolism like Goodman’s wife’s pink ribbon and faith herself to tell a story of betrayal. As we may portray the “old man” as the bad guy in the story, I see him more as a good guy because he…

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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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    pink ribbon drifts down from the cloud to land on the branch of a tree. Young Goodman Brown is in utter despair; he cries, “My Faith is gone! There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come, devil; for to thee is this world given.”] As he came to the realization that those he perceived to be good and moral individuals were just sinners, he becomes betrayed and confused. [He is met by Deacon Gookin who seeks to offer Young Goodman Brown a blessing, which Brown shies away from.…

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    The short story Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne is about a man and his faith in himself, his wife, and his society. There are many questions lingering in the mind of a reader after reading the short story Young Goodman Brown. The biggest unknown in the short story is that whether the trip through the Salem woods a dream or a reality. In my opinion the trip is a dream, but the trip symbolizes the confusion inside himself. It also shows a physiological examination of a Puritan man in…

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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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