Respone#1 - overwhelmed by all the symbols From the pink ribbons to slithering staff and the mocking forest the story was filled with all sorts of

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Response #1 Tan Huy Hoang Nguyen Professor Pam O’Klock-Stein English 1B 12 January 2006 “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne My first impression I received after reading the short story was how religious it was. There were many biblical references in Hawthorne’s fictional tale of a man and his journey through the woods. The first clue was the character and her name, Faith. Then came along a guy with a snake as a staff and how it seems to have come to life in the story. There was also the main character’s bible teacher and minister in the story as well. So that was my first impression of “Young Goodman Brown.” I was also completely
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Unformatted text preview: overwhelmed by all the symbols. From the pink ribbons to slithering staff and the mocking forest, the story was filled with all sorts of symbols. In my opinion, there were too many of them. It was certainly a good story, considering how old it is, but indeed not my favorite taste in literary works. I guess the story is just too unbelievable or depressing. Yes, I can see how a person goes on and sees a dream as an omen, but not hold it against himself for the rest of his life. That’s a miserable way to spend an entire lifetime. Then again, it’s just a fiction....
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