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All you need is Faith An obsession with the Puritan religion is what Nathaniel Hawthorne battled with his entire life Or more accurately he was obsessed with counter arguing the Puritans belief that they were without imperfection by creating characters that defied this pompous attitude Young Goodman Brown tells the story of Hawthornes Puritan everyman Brown has a naive belief that faith both his wife Faith and his commitment to religion will provide for him but ironically it is faith that betrays him At the storys onset Young goodman Brown bids farewell to his young wife The facet of Browns life that she represents is illustrated by her name Faith and in Hawthornes visual description thrust her own pretty head into the street letting the wind play with the pink ribbons of her cap pg 75 The image of this womans pretty head being thrust out into the street after goodman Brown as the wind an unforgiving element of nature fondles her pink ribbons sets up the dynamic relationship between nature and the home symbolically Nature specifically the wind the forest and the darkness symbolize evil and sinfulness As Brown enters the woods he comments on the gloominess loneliness and mystery of the forest pg 75 The home namely Faith and her ribbons symbolizes the perceived safety and certainty of the Puritan community Brown intends on making more haste on his present evil purpose pg 75 so he can return quickly to the village The community is seen as a safe haven from the sin of the rest of the world Not only does Faith represent security but also the innocence and the purity of strength in religion Brown refers to her as a blessed angel on earth pg 75 and plans to cling to her skirts and follow her to heaven pg 75 Faith is in a sense his anchor She is the matriarch of the home which is a place of
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