The Loss Of Faith In Young Goodman Brown By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“Young Goodman Brown” is a short story written by the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. Most of the Hawthorne’s works follow Dark Romanticism, the tales that advise evil, sin and guilt is a nature of a mankind. Furthermore, his works are encouraged by Puritan New England, linking ancient romance loaded with symbolism and deep psychological themes. In “Young Goodman Brown”, Nathaniel Hawthorne tells an inner conflict of a man’s faith in religion and knowledge of mankind’s imprudence with sin. The story took place in the 17th century in Salem, Massachusetts towards the end of the Puritan Era. In his tale, Hawthorne disclose the hypocrisy of the Puritan faith with the introduction of the character Young Goodman Brown, who in his attempt to prove his moral nature, takes part in a journey of sacred scrutiny which unescapably outcomes in his loss of faith. …show more content…

He still kept secrets from them, and decided to go into the forest even after Faith asked him to stay. During his journey through the forest, he sees the deepest secrets and desires of the people he once placed upon a stand. Brown found that humans are evil by nature, and this causes him to lose faith in his friends and faith. Events that occurred in the forest during his journey effect Brown for the rest of his life, and he lose faith in his wife and fellow villagers. There are many critical approach to analyze this short story, but psychological approach is the one of the many way to analyze this literature. In the story, Hawthorne successfully shows Brown’s conflict between good and evil, which results in Brown’s discovery that there is sin in

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