comparison essay - The two literary works I would like to...

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The two literary works I would like to compare and contrast are “Salvation,” written by Langston Hughes and “Young Goodman Brown,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. These pieces relate to each other in very obvious ways. The main theme for both of these works is the loss of faith among the main character. In “Young Goodman Brown” Goodman Brown realizes, while walking through the woods with the devil, that every individual has sin that they are hiding. He becomes so overwhelmed with this information that it changed his whole outlook of the people in his life. In “Salvation” the young boy tried desperately to see the light and be saved by Jesus. He lost his faith when Jesus never came to him and he lied to make everyone happy. He too was overwhelmed by this new loss of faith and he cried that night while in bed. Another similarity these works share is the use of visual imagery to portray the atmosphere in which the characters were placed. Goodman Brown started his journey with the
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 011 taught by Professor Ognibene during the Spring '08 term at Siena College (Loudonville).

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