Use Of Allegory In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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A glimpse of evil, witchcraft, and the sudden loss of innocence.It's sunset in colonial Salem.Brown sets off on a voyage towards the forest near his hometown.as he leave, he gives a goodbye kiss to his wife, Faith. Faith begs young Goodman Brown not to leave her alone at night. The setting becomes frightening, and the challenges become more tought.First he come across an elderly witch.Follow by a couple of devil-worshippers.he then come encounter with a spooky "black mass of cloud". Shortly after, brown faces the devil himself and his minions.At last brown returns home safe from all the evil things.

Young Goodman Brown may leave you feeling a bit confused after reading his story the first time ,and may require a second reading .Many things aren't what they seem, and can be interpreted in different things.Hawthorne includes many long , run on sentences.For example "And yet, though the elder person was as simply clad as the younger, and as simple in manner too, he had an indescribable
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Hawthorne writing price also includes symbolism, and point of view, which switch from third person limited to objective.One example of symbolism includes Faith's pink ribbons.the pink ribbons represent Faith’s innocence, and once Goodman Brown sees them falling from the sky onto the dark woods, he realizes that her innocence are no longer and she has sinned.

The theme of the story can be label as Guilt vs. Innocence.As stated in the text "So they parted; and the young man pursued his way, until, being about to turn the corner by the meeting-house, he looked back, and saw the head of Faith peeping after him, with a melancholy air, in spite of her pink ribbons. " this represents the lost of
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