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Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a story about revealing true evil and the loss of one mans faith Nathaniel Hawthorne left Young Goodman Brown up for many interpretations After reading the story a couple of times one thing became clear to me What I absorbed from this story was that evil exists in everyone does not matter how good we may think we are Things arent always what they seem I say this because the people who attended the devils meetings were the ones who attended church with him The people whom he though were holy and Christian These people were not holy at all They were worshipping praying and obeying the devilAs Goodman Brown started his journey into the forest he met an older man The old man was about fifty years old apparently in the same rank of life as Goodman Brown and bearing a considerable resemblance to him though perhaps more in expression than features DiYanni 273 In Browns ignorance he does not realize that the one he is with is in fact the devil This is shown when Brown asks a question in fear before meeting the old man There may be a devilish Indian behind every tree said Goodman Brown to himself and he glanced fearfully behind him as he added What if the devil himself should be at my very elbow DiYanni 273 This to me is ironic because then His head being turned back he passed a crook of the road and looking forward again beheld the figure of a man in grave and decent attire seated at the foot of an old tree He arose at Goodman Browns approach and walked onward side by side with himDiYassi 273 Here Goodman Brown does not realize that the devil is in fact walking side by side with himDiYassi273 Goodman Brown recognized a very pious and exemplary dame who had taught him his catechism in
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