He sees that humans are evil by nature, and this causes him to lose faith in his fellow man.By viewing the story as an allegory, the journey into the woods is associated with the Puritan concept of justification....During Young Goodman Brown’s journey, his faith is shaken as he witnesses those he respects the most also journeying to and participating in the witch’s Sabbath.
He sees that humans are evil by nature, and this causes him to lose faith in his fellow man.
Faith and Goodman Brown will face a diabolic journey to hell, and fight against the will of evil which is nearly impossible for everyone in town has walked through sin.
I am writing about Young Goodman Brown because I am trying to show you how Hawthorne relies on Faith, the old man, and young Goodman Brown...
Whichever path it takes, this theme follows along a general guideline.
It first shows how someone or something is in the beginning, an event that occurs, and how this event changes them. The short stories “Young Goodman Brown,” “Cathedral,” and “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” all share the theme of rebirth.
[tags: Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne] - The theme of rebirth is a widely-varying one.
It can be a sad, dark rebirth or a beautiful and bright one.
[tags: Young Goodman Brown, Allegory] - Plot Young Goodman Brown embarks on a midnight journey through a dark and foreboding forest, on his way to fulfill his “present evil purpose.” He leaves his wife Faith behind, this being the type of errand he doesn’t wish to expose her to.
Faith in Goodman Brown’s eyes is a good woman and “a blessed angel on Earth.” (Hawthorne, 1835) Although she wishes for him to stay, and he too feels guilty for leaving her to attend to this errand, he knows he must complete this task and knows that to mar her with the evil of it would taint her pureness of heart forever....
The story of “Young Goodman Brown,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a well written story that pulls readers in by using an important theme, darkness.
An analysis of “Young Goodman Brown” revealed how darkness infects Goodman Brown throughout the story; Goodman Brown’s relationship with the traveler, and Goodman Brown’s mind reveal insight to his infestation....