TERMINADO Comparison and Contrast of Goodman Brown from ‘’Young Goodman Brown’’ and Montresor from ‘

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Piz 1 Juan Pablo Piz Melissa Dugan English 102 2/9/2017 Comparison and Contrast of Goodman Brown from ‘’Young Goodman Brown’’ and Montresor from ‘’The Cask of Amontillado’’ In Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘’The Cask of Amontillado’’ and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘’Young Goodman Brown’’, it is evident that there are certain similarities and differences between Montresor and Goodman Brown. While in Poe’s short story there is no specific time, the setting is in a forest in New England, which you need to go through Salem Village to get there. In Hawthorne’s short story, it is said that the story takes place around the 17 th century in Italy. The specific city is unknown, but it certainly takes place in Italy. The narrator takes a big role in both stories; one being an omniscient narrator in ‘’Young Goodman Brown’’ as he is able to explain how every character feel and think, and the other narrator being Montresor, the protagonist of the other short story. ‘’The Cask of Amontillado’’ has an interesting plot, where the main character and narrator, Montresor decides to take revenge on Fortunato for constantly offending him on the past. ‘’Fortunato had hurt me a thousand times and I had suffered quietly”, “I promised myself that I would make him pay for this- that I would have revenge’’ (Poe 1). On the other hand, ‘’Young Goodman Brown’’ has a completely different plot where Goodman Brown is lost in the forest where he speaks to the devil and a witch and he is forced to challenge the evil forces so he could, protect his wife named Faith. ‘’In truth, all through the haunted forest there could be nothing more frightful than the figure of Goodman
Piz 2 Brown’’ (Hawthorne 6). This sentence describes the anger that was going through

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