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Christopher Hoar Mrs. Craghead Analysis of Lit. 3-9-08 Young Goodman Brown When the narrator towards the end of the Story said, “Had Goodman Brown fallen asleep in the forest and only dreamed a wild dream of a witch-meeting?” (p.406) The narrators statement surprised me at first but then I came to think that it kind of fits for the story line. You see it often still in some modern stories or even on television shows where the main character has a terrible dream and learns the underlining meaning of it all after the fact. I personally feel that it would make the story much more realistic if he had in fact been sleeping. It is interesting on the other hand because you would think that the young Goodman Brown would know the difference from reality and a dream. You can see this because at the end of the story Young Goodman Brown becomes abrasive towards and is questioning everyone he sees, even his dear Faith whom he supposedly loved so much. Now you think if it were a dream he would only be somewhat skeptical but not
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