Original Sin In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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After seeing that Goodman Brown lost his faith, he does not attend church anymore. “Goodman Brown indeed wants not only to be a good man but also to become as well a new man or, if already hopefully converted, at least renew his personal experience of a divine and supernatural light.” The shadows of his mother told him to resist evil, but Brown could not. According to Wilson, “As a result of his family history, Hawthorne filled much of his work including “Young Goodman Brown,” with themes exploring the evil actions of humans and the idea of original sin” (295). Therefore, Brown returned home and confronted his wife and shouted until he got an answer. Readers that read this short story can say Brown had a choice to enter the forest or even maybe
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