The next morning young Goodman Brown came slowly into the street of Salem Village, staring around him like a bewildered man. At the word, Goodman Brown stepped forth from the shadow of the trees and approached the congregation, with whom he felt a loathful brotherhood by the sympathy of all that was wicked in his heart.
In "Young Goodman Brown, " Hawthorne reveals what he views as the corruptibility that results from Puritan society's emphasis on public morality, which frequently weakens private spiritual faith. He is becoming suspicious of those around him, even the woman he once enjoyed.
Far more than this. Aloft in the air, as if from the depths of the cloud, came a confused and doubtful sound of voices. Among them, quivering to and fro between gloom and splendour, appeared faces that would be seen next day at the council board of the province, and others which, Sabbath after Sabbath, looked devoutly heavenward, and benignantly over the crowded pews, from the holiest pulpits in the land.
When the minister spoke from the pulpit with power and fervid eloquence, and, with his hand on the open Bible, of the sacred truths of our religion, and of saint-like lives and triumphant deaths, and of future bliss or misery unutterable, then did Goodman Brown turn pale, dreading lest the roof should thunder down upon the gray blasphemer and his hearers.
It was strange to see that the good shrank not from the wicked, nor were the sinners abashed by the saints.
Evil must be your only happiness. Unfathomable to mere mortals is the lore of fiends. Thank God that I suffice for her boundless heart! Hawthorne seems to suggest that the danger of basing a society on moral principles and religious faith lies in the fact that members of the society do not arrive at their own moral decisions.
Pray tarry with me this night, dear husband, of all nights in the year. The blue sky was still visible, except directly overhead, where this black mass of cloud was sweeping swiftly northward.
In revealing to Brown the secret wickedness of all the people he knew and trusted, the story seems to illustrate the Puritan doctrine of innate depravity.
The next moment, so indistinct were the sounds, he doubted whether he had heard aught but the murmur of the old forest, whispering without a wind. It was bizarre to observe that the nice shrank not from the wicked, nor were the sinners abashed by the saints.Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne makes it pretty clear what his story "Young Goodman Brown" is intended to illustrate. Everybody has a dark and evil side to his or her nature. Robert Louis Stevenson was doing. Nathaniel Hawthorne makes it pretty clear what his story "Young Goodman Brown" is intended to illustrate.
Everybody has a dark and evil side to his or her nature. Robert Louis Stevenson was doing. Nov 27, · NOTE: The second short story essay will follow a similar outline, but it will touch on virtually every story element as it fits into the story and complements the theme.
It will also extensively cite the story and touch on comments from literary critics. Nathaniel Hawthorne (/ ˈ h ɔː θ ɔːr n /; né Hathorne; July 4, – May 19, ) was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer.
He was born in in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning.Download