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the Scarlet Letter and how it relates to the quote from Young Goodman Brown Evil is the nature of Mankind A True Romance VS Young Goodman Brown Nathaniel Hawthorne in his short story Young Goodman Brown generates a relationship in direct contrast with that of a true romance among the roles of Faith and Young Goodman Brown Whereas a true romance is the ideal romance exhibiting virtuous aspects such as trust as well as a burning passion and an undying love for one another The relationship which Young Goodman creates between himself and Faith is one that is unresponsive and is based on distrust and a willingness on his part to abandon her Consequently as far as passion and desire are concerned someone quickly call Dr Ruth because this marriage is in trouble After Faith asks Goodman not to depart that night pleading pray tarry with me this night dear husband of all nights in the year he answers her saying my journey must be done He then questions the sincerity of her peculiar plea asking whether she doubts him Since when is it such a farfetched request for a wife to ask her husband for company on a given night Does this request signify a lack of trust in her husband If anything it illustrates a lack of self confidence in himself as well as a lack of trust in her In addition after departing his wife Goodman Brown states to the mysterious man he meets in the forest that Faith kept him back awhile This means that although both his wife Faith and his own faith delay him they cannot stop him and thus arent more important than committing this deed Furthermore there is no evidence of his trust for her in the marriage Immediately after witnessing a pink ribbon fluttering down onto the branch of a tree Young
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