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Nathaniel Hawthornes Young Goodman Brown a story of innoncence betrayed leaves the reader wondering if Brown made any kind of jounrney at all Was Brown tired when he left his home and Faith so much so that maybe he fell asleep in the forest at the begining of his journey Hawthornes use of allegory and symbolism abound in this tale of a young mans shattered faith THe most sacred role models Brown had ever had were challenged in his incredible journey Being reared in the Puritain faith Brown had been programmed to shun evil and embrace goodness As he embarked on his journey his Faith begged him to stay with her and do not leave her that evening leaving Brown that night with the parting words I hope all is well when you return In this era and the Puritain faith wickedness belonged to the devil Faiths parting words sowed a doubt in his mind abouth her fidelity therefore setting the stage for Browns walk with the devel As he walked through the forest with the dard stranger who bore a striking resenbelense to his father Brown had to confront that maybeall in his world was not as it appeared to be Every person that he had a high regard for was challenged on this walk Evil too the shape of his father and goodness his own mother reaching for him Even if a dream Brown could not bring himself to soil his mothers image He had no suchproblem with Goody Cloyse who had been a mentor since he was a young child As his journey continued in the darkest night of the year he had to deal with the fact that maybe his faith had not been compromised Subconciously Goodman Brown was uneasy about faith She did not want to be left alone by he husband of only three monthes and was upset that
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