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Goodman Brown as his surname “Brown” suggests is a typical man of puritan origins. Such fact is important, since the criticism of the Puritan culture is in general, not limited to just one man. Goodman Brown or every-man of Puritan origin is a fundamentalist who keeps a life believing; “Say thy prayers, dear Faith, and go to bed at dusk, and no harm will come to thee” (paragraph 5). On the other-hand, Faith, who is Goodman Brown’s wife, is more than a female character; Faith represents the believes and practices which young Brown has embraced so dearly. Once he realizes the fakeness in the faith he embraced he exclaims “My Faith is gone!” (Paragraph 49). Though the faith he looses is not in “the blue arch, and the stars brightening in it” (paragraph 45), for he looses faith in salvation through religion and titles, and realizes salvation is reached through men’s actions. Such idea is enforced when his
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Unformatted text preview: tombstone looses any written title nor anyone “carved no hopeful verse upon his tombstone” (paragraph 72). The forest, as opposed to the daylight and communion found in the village, is dark (night) and creepy. Such differentiation in setting between the forest and the village creates the separation between good and evil. Also, the fact that Goodman Brown’s companion stands for the devil, makes the reader realize that the forest is a place were evil resides. Since this is a journey which Goodman Brown is taking, one also realizes that this journey is into himself; a realization of faith. He realizes that faith in tiles and religion alone are not enough to reach salvation, and his new faith in actions lives with him until she was “an aged woman”(paragraph 72), and brought forth “children and grandchildren, a goodly procession” (paragraph 72), with the new type of faith Old Goodman Brown had realized....
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