Color Symbolism In Young Goodman Brown

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For centuries people have struggled with many temptations and decisions in life that could change their life in a way that could be good or bad. The decisions that a person makes determines who they are as a person and how others will look at them later in life. These characteristics that they will develop can often be given symbolism in a story. Hawthorne did this by covertly pairing his characters with colors that described them. These colors play an important role in comprehending the meaning behind the characters in “Young Goodman Brown.”
First of all, Young Goodman Brown, who is represented by the color brown, adds a dark and distrustful feeling. Hawthorne illustrated Brown’s distrustfulness is when Goodman Brown said, “What a wretch
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