Nathaniel Hawthorns Young Goodman Brown ; The Truth Revealed; Good Versus Evil

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Nathaniel Hawthorn’s “Young Goodman Brown ; The Truth Revealed; Good Versus Evil” Sin is the root of all evil. It is hidden everywhere. Young Goodman Brown is a man from a good Christian family. But on his journey to the forest he sees the truth about his townspeople revealed . They show him that evil is the nature of mankind and even Christians can be evil. “Dearest heart… pray thee, put off your journey until sunrise, and sleep in your own bed to-night. A lone woman is troubled with such dreams and such thoughts, that she’s afraid of herself sometimes (549)”. Faith, his wife of three months, is trying to hold him there in their village, their safe place until another day. Faith wears a cap with pink ribbons which symbolize her mixture of good and evil and also the uncertainty of Smith 2 Brown’s faith. Brown takes his journey to the forest only to look evilness in the face. A man who looks like an older version of Young Goodman Brown greets him ,“you are late (550)”. Brown returns with the answer “Faith kept me back a while (550)”. They continue on the journey discussing Brown’s father and grandfather and how they came through the woods many times. While continuing their walk through the woods the second traveler is greeted by a woman from the Salem village ,“the devil (551)”. Goodman Brown recognizes the woman to be Goody Cloyse. She and the devil have a discussion about a witch recipe and the meeting that is being held later that night. Brown tried to remain faithful to his beliefs and cries out to the sky “ with heaven above , and Faith below, I will yet stand firm against the devil (553) ”. As he gazes at the sky a cloud swiftly crosses and he hears voices from the village, he hears Faith. He cries out
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