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Character Analysis In Young Goodman Brown there are many characters who had important roles in developing the story The most important character is Young Goodman Brown whose name is the title of the story This character is not only very interesting but also very confusing When we first met him he was a young man who seemed to be optimistic and good nature but at the end of the story it is contrary His changes were developed by other characters His beloved wife Faith influenced him the most We can notice that he had never given up to the devil and still had strong faith in goodness until he knew the unacceptable truth that his wife was just like other villagers Another person who had an influence on him is the old representing the devil himself He tried in every mean to seduce Goodman to the dark side The pious villagers and Goodmans ancestors appeared to support his thought that everyone was wicked What he reacted to other characters and the oppressive situations implied what kind of person this character was In the early half of the story Young Goodman Brown was an innocent man who thought that everything was beautiful He even thought of his wife as angel It meant that he perceived only white colour He could never accept that there are other colours beside white Moreover he so firmly believed in his religions teaching and had very strong faith in it that he could not bear any mistake and judged everything from his own religions principle This fact made him occasionally unreasonable When the devil told him about his ancestors he was astonished in a twinkling then instantly denied the truth Actually he might more or less believe the devil but tried to refuse it After he realized that people in whom he strongly believed was on the behalf of the devil he still had faith in himself and his wife
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