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Unformatted text preview: Gookin, and Martha Carrier, are not just labels, they are representative of the moral sense Goodman Brown had gained since he was young, and are too be lost. In the other hand, the places have names of the 18 th century when the puritans reigned the thirteen colonies. Salem Village, has a perturbing connotation, since it is known that most women accused of witchcraft were from a town called Salem in the 18 th century. Furthermore, the ones accused of witchcraft were unjustly accused; most were from rich families accused by the poor families. And so, Salem Village, Boston, and the Old South Church, are places representing the old Puritans style of life; a style of life which Hawthorne is criticizing. Adding all the elements of the 18 th century, the reader can justly conclude that Puritanism is the religion practiced by the townspeople of which Hawthorne writes....
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- Spring '09
- Young Goodman Brown