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Good vs Evil in Nathaniel Hawthornes Young Goodman BrownHawthornes Young Goodman Brown gives a fine look at the internal struggle between good and evil On one hand you have Browns wife Faith the symbolic quintessence of faith itself He entrusts his faith with her when he decides to tarry away into the woods on his errand He knows the errand is bad but feels it necessary to ensure his faith He claims when he makes it back he will cling to her skirt and follow her to Heaven But why must he test his faith Is it not good enough to just posses faith Brown thinks he can overcome any tests of his faith on his journey When he gets more than he bargained for Brown is forever changed His faith wasnt as solid as he had thought As Brown decides to make the trip from his home he must leave his Faith behind even though she pleads with him to stay He feels bad for leaving her to go on such an evil mission But he reassures him self with the fact that he will prevail in his journey and be back to Faith soon enough It is obvious there is a great deal of symbolism in the idea of Faith She is more than his wife she is symbolic of his faith in God as well In the Puritan society his journey alone would mean damnation He was going to consort with the Devil His purpose possibly virtuous but blasphemous just the same When Brown met with the Devil it was easy at first for him to resist his offering When he was offered the staff of the Devil which was symbolic of him taking the guidance of evil it was easy for him to refuse making it clear that he had no intention of taking the guidance he had been offered Even when he was made aware his own family was
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