Compare and Contrast Essay (Final Draft) .pdf - Mahendra Dhungel Mr.Dodge English 10 02 February 2019 Compare and Contrast Essay We often believe we can

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Mahendra Dhungel Mr.Dodge English 10 02 February 2019 Compare and Contrast Essay We often believe we can do practically anything and everything. In the story “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a man named Young Goodman Brown walks into the woods and meets a stranger, who shows him, how naive Brown really is. In the story “The Man In the Black Suit” by Stephen King, a child named Gary inadvertently walks into the woods and experiences series of traumatic events that changes his life forever. While both stories use the woods to represent the dangers of the world. “The Man In the Black Suit,” emphasizes the helplessness that this creates, but “Young Goodman Brown,” argues we are in control of our reactions to the world. In any horror or mystery short story, novel, Tv show and movies, the main character is exposed to some kind of danger that changes their perspective and behavior. For instance, in “Young Goodman Brown,” Goodman Brown a newly wedded puritan, who leaves his wife, walks into the woods and eventually meets a mysterious person. As the story progresses, the mysterious man tells him to go to the ceremony that is about to take place in the woods. Goodman Brown decides to go and in the ceremony he sees well respected people from his village and everywhere else, “But, irreverently consorting with these grave, reputable, and pious people, these elders of the church, these chaste dames and dewy virgins, there were men of dissolute lives and women of spotted fame, wretches given over to all mean and filthy vice, and
suspected even of horrid crimes (Hawthorne, 6).” All the people he has ever respected and thought were pure turned out to be sinners, suddenly his reality get shattered into pieces. He starts to question his morality and reality. By the end of the story, Brown loses all of naivety, and

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