Insanity In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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The Salem village has tied every resident together, making them believing each other, but because of such peaceful crib, which resulted in the baby’s, Goodman Brown’s insanity. Goodman Brown has an innocent heart, like a baby, believing that all his friends and families, such as his father, grandfather, and his wife, are good humans instead of evil or involved in any evil events. Though those are plainly Brown’s ideals, as the story goes on, Brown’s ideals were destroyed one after another. The Salem village seemed to be a friendly village, because Brown’s relationships and impressions with others, such as the minister of Salem and Deacon Gookin, were quite good. The Salem Village was a comfort place for its residents, like a crib, because it …show more content…

eriod which the story took place was the 17th Century, where females were commonly seen as being housewives, which meant they stayed at home most of the time, if Brown’s wife Faith stayed at home most of …show more content…

In the middle of Brown’s journey, after he had met the traveler, the traveler said “I helped your grandfather, the constable, when he lashed the Quaker woman so smartly through the streets of Salem” (Young Goodman Brown 662), which completely and easily overturned Brown’s good impressions toward his family. Also, the traveler added “The selectmen, of divers’ towns, make me their chairman; and a majority of the Great and General Court are firm supporters of my interest. The governor and I, too.” (Young Goodman Brown 662) However, there was no the reason to make Brown believe the statements said by the traveler, this shows Brown’s immaturity, he should not easily trust the stranger he just met, Brown should at least have some level of suspicion toward the traveler’s speech. The traveler had easily led Brown by the nose. At the end of the story, Brown had turned depressed, after he had seen the worst scene he had ever seen in his life, which cause all his beliefs to be overturned in one night. Brown could have go and investigate what had happened last night, or leave the village he lived, but among all the options he could choose from, he decided to live the rest of his life in despair, this shows Brown’s incapability of dealing incidents that came out

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