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    Everything Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the story of “Young Goodman Brown” is a dark tale written in the form of an allegory. To understand this short story, one must assume everything has a hidden meaning. On the surface, this story is about a man who ventures into the woods outside his village where he encounters a pagan ritual. Upon close reading, one discovers the story has a deeper purpose—its examination of religious beliefs. “Young Goodman Brown” symbolizes religious, seemingly moral…

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    When one thinks of the memoir Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, one would often picture Anne Frank and the horrific tragedies of the Holocaust. A lesser known name such as Miep, Gies, however, is one that we should also remember. Miep Gies is a Christian woman who risks her life for two years helping to illegally hide those residing in the “Secret Annex”, namely Anne Frank. Her sacrifices for these Jewish families allows them to safely lead out their lives as chaos unfolds throughout Europe…

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne “was born on July 4, 1804” (Carton 2). When he lost his father, at age four, it was so devastating because he never had the privilege of knowing who his father was. When a child loses a parent at such a young age, the imagination creates pretend memories. When he was old enough, he began searching for facts to fill in the gaps of those memories. “He supplemented the images of his father’s nautical life that he gleamed from the logbooks by reading travel narratives, histories,…

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    In Ambivalence in “Young Goodman Brown”, Walter J. Paulits argues that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown expresses more ambivalence rather than ambiguity over the decisions of Goodman Brown. Ambivalence is seen much more prominent throughout the short story because it is filled with mixed feelings and contradictory ideas. Goodman Brown is an example of how choices come with consequences, good or bad. Goodman Brown is introduced as a good and happy man, married to his wife, Faith.…

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne: Symbolism that relates to the theme in “Young Goodman Brown” In the story “Young Goodman Brown” the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbolism to give the story much more meaning. Through interpreting the underlying meaning of various examples of symbolism implemented by the author, the reader will be able to identify the theme and the story as a whole. Not only will the reader be able to identify and understand the theme, but they will also follow along with the story more…

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    Young Goodman Brown and Religious Hypocrisy In the short story, Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the theme of religious hypocrisy plays a huge role. The short story is about a man known as Young Goodman Brown who leaves the city of Salem, leaves behind his family to meet an old man. He goes without knowing who he is and what his intentions are. The old man is like any other but in his hand, he holds a staff carved to what seemed to be like a living snake. Goodman Brown notices that…

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    Young Earth creationism is the belief where the world was created in 6, 24-hour days, and the age of the world is approximately 6000 years old. The Young Earth creationism uses the great flood to show how it makes sense. Making the world and everything on it young. This ideal that the earth is young is not a new ideal and has been around since between 700 and 735 AD, when a monk by the name of Venerable Bede claimed the creation of the world was in 3952 BC. Many other people have placed the…

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    measured by age, but through experiences and attitude developed from those experiences. Nathaniel Hawthorne, known for the use of sin, guilt, and consciousness, warns in “Young Goodman Brown” the long-term effects of temptation and the dark effects growing up under Puritan faith can have on an individual. Nathaniel Hawthorne reveals Young Goodman Brown’s (YGB’s) immaturity and stubbornness using religious temptations during Brown’s journey through the forest. Hawthorne uses strong literary…

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    James Tervort Hicken English 11 7 October 2015 Goodman Symbolism 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…

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    a group of young girls claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several women in the village of witchcraft. These first accusations sparked a several month hysteria over witchcraft in the village, resulting in the accusation of over one hundred and fifty men, women, and children of devil worship. The events in Salem were inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story Young Goodman Brown, published almost two hundred years later. The short story follows the journey of Young Goodman…

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