"Young Goodman Brown" Book Review by write123

"Young Goodman Brown"
An analysis of the beliefs of the character, Goodman Brown, in Nathaniel Hawthorne's story, "Young Goodman Brown."
# 106721 | 1,228 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 13, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses the character, Goodman Brown in "Young Goodman Brown," by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The paper focuses on Goodman Brown's character and personality and his beliefs. It discusses how Brown's beliefs change and the effect that has on him. The paper also describes the plot of the story and Brown's relationship with the other characters.

From the Paper:

"Soon, however, Goodman Brown learns the worst. It is not only "a wretched old woman" who is sinning, but his wife, Faith, as well. He hears the arrival of other community members and follows them. As he continues down his path something, "fluttered lightly down through the air and caught on the branch of a tree. The young man seized it, and beheld a pink ribbon." The pink ribbon falling downward from the heavenly sky towards towards hell represents Brown's loss of faith and understanding that evil exists. Brown cries, "My Faith is gone!" (Literature Network, para 27). This sentence has a double meaning. Faith is also gone from the house and is entering the forest, as well. Even Faith cannot be trusted. "There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come, devil; for to thee is this world given.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Literature Network. Young Goodman Brown. Retrieved March 14, 2008. http://www.online-literature.com/hawthorne/158/

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