Young Goodman Brown vs. The Rocking Horse Winner - Fiction Essay

This preview shows page 1 - 5 out of 8 pages.

Young 1 Young Goodman Brown vs. The Rocking Horse Winner Fiction Essay English 102: Literature and Composition Summer 2015 Sheila Young: ID# 22657075 Writing Style Used: MLA
Young 2 Essay Outline I. Introduction In the short stories of “Young Goodman Brown” and the protagonist Paul in “The Rocking Horse Winner”, both seem to live a life of delusion, self-deception and fate. II. The main characters in both short stories change the climax and resolution of the story. A. Young Goodman Brown, the Protagonist 1. Outwardly seen as a Christian man, yet, inwardly had an evil purpose to pursue His evil curiosity in the woods. 2. He leaves his new bride, Faith without sharing his evil intentions. 3. The Traveler a. mysterious man who looks like Young Goodman Brown b. Carries a staff that looks like a snake which symbolize evil c. The traveler is characterize as the Devil 4. Young Goodman Brown felt the fear in the dark and gloomy forest. a. He felt that it was a place of evil B. The Setting of Young Goodman Brown 1. Young Goodman Brown takes place in the 17 th century during the Puritan Time Period. 2. He lives in Salem Village, Massachusetts near and old forest. C Paul, the Protagonist 1. He wanted to make his mother Hester, happy because she believes she does not have good luck because her husband is unlucky. 2. He wanted to stop the whispers that cry out “we need more money” D The Setting 1. The Rocking Horse Winner does not give a clear date and time in this story.
Young 3 2. It sets the scene in England after the World War I. 3. This story takes place in London. III. Paul desire to take on the responsibility of bringing money in the home to please his mother’s unsatisfying greed for money. A. Paul rides on the Wooden Rocking Horse to get the winning horses name. 1. Paul rides madly until he hears the name of the winning horse. He goes into a trance-like state of mind. 2. Paul finds happiness each time he wins money to gain his mother’s love. 3. He believes he will bring goodness in his home and to his mother. 4. The wooden born horse symbolized good fortune and yet a terrible fate for Paul.
Young 4 Sheila Young Dr. Rockford Sansom English 102 D10-LUO July 18, 2015 Young Goodman Brown vs. The Rocking Horse Winner Young Goodman Brown atmosphere is gloomy, dark, and evil is present. He hears awful sounds, dark clouds, as he begins his journey in the woods. In contrast, Paul, in “The Rocking

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture