Darkness and 'Young Goodman Brown'
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This essay provides an analysis of Young Goodman Brown from Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story of the same name. The analysis maintains that Goodman Brown's journey into the heart of darkness and evil provides him with knowledge which causes him to lose faith in Puritanism.
From the Paper:"Young Goodman Brown is a pious and devout Puritan until he one evening journeys into the woods on the outskirts of town where he witnesses shocking and depraved Satanic rituals involving prominent members of his community including clergy. Though Goodman Brown wishes to repudiate evil and Satanism his curiosity to explore the rituals in the woods leads him to become involved in them himself. When he returns home in the morning unable to realize if he has experienced a dream or reality he ..."
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