Theme Of Faith Like Goodman Brown By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Another interesting use themes that Hawthorne uses is female purity, which he establishes this through the character Faith. Faith like Goodman Brown is depicted as a good person full of purity that the Puritans wanted to enforce among the community. She unfortunately falls into the sins of humanity and loses her own purity: “But something fluttered lightly down through the air and caught on the branch of a tree. The young man sized it, and beheld a pink ribbon”(Hawthorne 933). Pink is the color of associated with purity and Faith wears a pink ribbon as her attire portraying her as a symbol of integrity and decency. Nancy L. Bunge makes an interesting point how the symbols that Hawthorne describe in his stories such as the pink ribbons that

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