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    Young love is a common subject used by teenagers lately. They may understand the definition from reading out of a dictionary, but at such a young age you cannot fully comprehend the emotion of love. Romeo and Juliet are a strong example of young love, for they may think they're in love. In reality, they were truly an example of being infatuated with each other, leading to their demise for each other. Between Juliet saying how she wishes to no longer be a Capulet or Romeo and Juliet getting…

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    black and white, while the definition of Webster humanizes evil leading to the gray area of human nature. Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Young Goodman Brown, addresses the definition of evil. He shows us the conflict between how young Goodman Brown sees evil as an entity in contrast to the dark and occasionally haunting reality of human nature. Nathaniel 's character, Young Goodman Brown, sees the world through religious vision. It shows…

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    The wife of Young Goodman Brown is named “Faith” for a reason. It gives the reader a clue that Faith was named to represent the faith of Young Goodman Brown; such as the faith in this own life or the faith in god. For example when it states “Come, Goodman Brown, cried his fellow-traveler; this is a dull pace for the beginning of the journey. Take my staff, if you are soon weary” and “We are but a little way in the forest yet.” This quotes shows that the devil tested the faith of Young Goodman…

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    Young Goodman Brown has the potential for change, but requires an outside force such as outside influence to initiate his transformation from faith in Christianity, to Satanism. Young Goodman Brown’s potential for this transformation is evident in how he is described has having “wickedness in his heart”. “At the word, Goodman Brown stepped forth from the shadows of the trees and approached the congregation, with whom he felt a loathful brotherhood by the sympathy of all that's wicked in his…

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    The short story “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathanial Hawthorne takes place in Salem, Massachusetts. The time of the story takes place during puritan times, mostly meaning that everybody was going to end up with god if one does not sin. Sins do not make a person evil, because everybody sins, and Nathanial Hawthorne proves the theme everybody has sins throughout the use of symbolism, irony, and foreshadowing. One of the literary techniques Hawthorn uses to develop the theme everybody sins, is by…

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    “Young Goodman Brown” and “The Lottery” People face various bizarre events at different time of their life time when they try to imagine something is happening to them whereas it is the real thing happening. In the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne “young Goodman of Brown”, a man named Goodman Brown sets off for wilderness to meet some stranger who has never appeared in his life. The instance that the person is new and they are meeting in the deserted wilderness is more bizarre than many people would…

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    Young Goodman Brown and The Lottery The comparison and contrasts between Young Goodman Brown, by Hawthorne and The Lottery by Shirley Jackson in this essay takes on the themes of “the weakness of the public morality” and “blindly following traditions” respectively. The character of Goodman Brown is employed to depict the theme while the whole society members under the leadership of the Old Man Warner are employed in The Lottery. Young Goodman Brown, by Hawthorne , The Weakness of Public…

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    “Young Goodman Brown” is a story written by Nathaniel Hawthorn. Some critics see the story as an interpretation embodying Hawthorne’s beliefs about man’s depravity. The most interesting thing about this story is the diversity in people’s interpretations of the image the author is trying to compose. There are many knowledgeable reviews and articles written by scholars, but one in particular stood out to me. In Paul J. Hurley’s article, “Young Goodman Brown’s Heart of Darkness,” the author gives…

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    Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas. In Young Goodman Brown symbolism is used multiple times. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbolism in his short story “Young Goodman Brown” through the pink ribbons, the staff, and Faith. Pink Ribbons The Pink Ribbons that are in Faith’s hat represent her purity because pink comes across as innocent. When the pink ribbons fall out of the sky, Goodman Brown saw it that Faith had fallen into the hands of the devil. At the end of the story when Faith…

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    strong morals and interest in religion and faith. Faith is a private symbol for Nathaniel Hawthorne because it reaches across many of his works. In Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown, for example, Brown’s wife represents religious faith and the many phases that someone with faith will go through in their lives. When the story starts, Young Goodman Brown is preparing to leave on a journey. His wife, conveniently named Faith, tries to convince him to wait until morning to leave. She, like religious…

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