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Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a moralizing story Hawthorne shows us the great importance of our faith in God our family and friends and at length ourselves The plight of Goodman Brown indicates that without our faith we are unable to live life to the fullest possible extent Faith is our key to happiness Young Goodman Brown begins with Goodman Brown about to depart for an errand that will take the evening Faith Browns wife asks him not to go the feeling she has is not a good one Goodman Brown says to his love and Faith this one night I must tarry away from thee When he says his love and Faith he is talking to his wife but he is also speaking of his faith in God It is ultimately revealed that this so-called errand Brown is on is to encounter the Devil By doing so he leaves his unquestionable faith in God back in Salem along with his loving wife He resolves that he will cling to her skirts and follow her to Heaven This shows how confident he is that no matter what occurs on this night everything will be fine The irony to this promise is that when Goodman Brown comes back at dawn he can no longer look at his wife or anyone for that matter with the same faith he had before One of the individuals Brown encountered on his journey had with him a staff that bore the likeness of a great black snake The staff which looked like a snake is a reference to the snake in the story of Adam and Eve The snake led Adam and Eve to their demise by tricking them into eating the apple from the Tree of Knowledge The Adam and Eve story is similar to Goodman Brown in that they are both in search of something Once Eve ate from the
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