Please join StudyMode to read the full document. In the dream, Goodman Brown comes face to face with the devil who shows him the real evil in man. Throughout the story, Goodman Brown is put to the test in his own faith and must try to overcome evil. The author, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses actions, objects and people from the story as a meaning that lies outside the story itself. There are symbols in the story to help reveal the many themes to the reader.
Literacy analysis The breakdown on Young Goodman Brown story is quite like the narrative, confusing. Through symbolism and analysis, that the story provides us a deep look into the human mind. What one man named Goodman Brown went through that night entails of the potentials of good and evil. How one could judge himself so harshly as he does others bestows the idea that everyone is born evil.
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When he finds himself back in the village, Brown has a difficult time trusting the residents of Salem. Brown can not even stand to hear holy songs because of his disenchantment with the congregation. This means that he can not properly practice the religion which was previously so important to him. This essay will explore what makes a hero and what makes a victim. It will be covering how much characters change during a story and how they are not always as they seem.
Salem is a place known for witchcraft, especially during the Salem witch trials, were women who were accused of being witches were killed. Most of the story takes place in the forest at night. While on his journey into the forest, the narrator comes a across a mystery man. While on his trip the narrator comes to the realization that he does not truly know the people from the village. In the forest, those whom Goodman Brown have seen to be pure and innocent, are shown to have a more sinister side.