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An Analysis of the Ribbons and Bows in Young Goodman Brown and the Ministers Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Word Count: 835
Ribbons and Bows Nathaniel Hawthorne has a brilliant method of connecting his works When closely examining the stories Young Goodman Brown and The Ministers Black Veil one can see these similarities Hawthorne uses colors secret sins and gloomy deaths to carefully tie a bow with the ribbons of these stories The first similarity between Young Goodman Brown and The Ministers Black Veil is the obvious color usage Hawthorne uses the colors symbolic meaning to convey subliminal ideas or thoughts toward objects and characters in his stories In Young Goodman Brown the color brown is used to give one a feeling of gloom or uncleanness toward the main character Goodman Brown Hawthorne casts this awareness to his readers in the very beginning contrasting the characters actions Goodman Brown is portrayed as a good person trying to fight the evils by sitting himself on down on a stump of a tree and refusing to go any further 1239 Brown tells the devil too far too far as they walk deeper into the forest 1237 He states that he and his ancestors are a race of honest men and good Christians 1237 Unfortunately in the end the brown in him or the dirtiness in him surfaces when he precedes with the devil And maddened with despair so that he laughed loud and long did goodman Brown grasp his staff and set forth again 1241 Brown later rejects God saying what God doth the wizard pray to 1244 His brownness appeared in the authors words when describing him as becoming a darkly meditative man 1244 Such gloom and uncleanness is portrayed in The Ministers Black Veil through the color black The black veil that Reverend Hooper wore is described as a gloomy shade 1253 Hawthorne uses this new apparel to show changes in the reverend himself The story spoke of how his sermon was tinged rather more darkly as usual with the gentle gloom of
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