Goodman Brown - Patrick Mahoney January 30, 2007 Engl 1614...

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Patrick Mahoney January 30, 2007 Engl 1614 Young Goodman Brown In the short story “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a gentleman living in Salem During the mid-1800’s, a setting best known for its witch trials, leaves his home and wife at sunset to go on a mysterious journey through a thick and gloomy woods. On his journey he meets a man who can only really be described as the devil in human form. The unnamed traveler whom Goodman meets carries a staff carved into the image of a serpent, an animal which has commonly been a symbol for the devil in many other stories including the story of Adam and Eve. Brown makes conversation with the dark figure and comes to believe the lies that he says about his village members, his village clergy and even his own father and grandfather. Between his travelling companion’s lies and darkness of the forest, Goodman believes he can hear the voices of his fellow villagers and clergymen on their way to a demonic meeting in the woods. Terrified that there is no soul left
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