The Meaning Of Faith In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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The character that takes on a greater symbolic meaning in the story is Faith. The name “Faith could have a double meaning. One meaning of the name is the actual name in itself, but the other meaning could mean the faith that Goodman Brown had in himself. In the first and third paragraphs of the story, Hawthorne tells us that Faith is the name of Goodman Browns wife. He also tells us that they have been married for 3 months, and that she always wears pink ribbons on her cap. Faith doesn’t want Goodman Brown to leave because of her dreams. She says to Goodman Brown “prithee, put off your journey until sunrise, and sleep in your own bed tonight.” To which he replies “My love and my Faith, of all nights in the year this one must I tarry away from

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