Puritan Backgrounds In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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The story of ‘Young Goodman Brown’ was having puritan backgrounds. When Goodman was visiting through dark forest, the old man appreciated Goodman and shown affinity with his ancestors by stating as: "Well said, Goodman Brown! I have been as well acquainted with your family as with ever a one among the Puritans; and that 's no trifle to say. I helped your grandfather, the constable, when he lashed the Quaker woman so smartly through the streets of Salem. And it was I that brought your father a pitch-pine knot, kindled at my own hearth, to set fire to an Indian village, in King Philip 's War. They were my good friends, both; and many pleasant walks have we had along this path, and returned merrily after midnight. I would fain be friends with you, for their sake." (p-279). These lines revealed historical, mythical and puritan backgrounds as Goodman’s ancestors were involved in devilish activities like setting fire to an Indian village and his grandfather who once lashed the Quaker woman in the street of Salem; this old man was the friend of Brown’s ancestors. Brown resultantly rejected this so called story about his forefather’s filthy and heinous activities at Salem and he stated that his ancestors were pious and good people and further he stated that his father…show more content…
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