Young Goodman Brown n7

Young Goodman Brown n7 - his wife. He asks Faith to “Look...

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In the scene were Goodman Brown is about to be baptized, the devil makes him an offer to do so. Goodman Brown is told that he will see " where crime has been committed, and shall exult to behold the whole earth one stain of guilt." Of coarse such promises of power are often promised to many in various religions; they are promised cleansing of sin and evil. As to say that the devil will promise cleansing of evil, sounds rather awkward for in various stories the devil only promises power in exchange of some type of servitude. Yet in this case such promise is acceptable, since the devil is promising Goodman Brown something he so dearly desire; and offer he would be willing to exchange for his soul. Goodman Brown later repents from such procedure as he is mortified that he will see the darkness in company of
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Unformatted text preview: his wife. He asks Faith to “Look up to Heaven, and resist the Wicked One!”(Paragraph 67). Goodman Brown was asking Faith to place her eyes on the heavenly truth of good, and not focus on humanity to reach salvation. So later on as he returns to the village, and “When the minister spoke from the pulpit with power and fervid eloquence…Goodman Brown turn pale, dreading lest the roof should thunder down upon the gray blasphemer and his hearers” (paragraph 72). He no longer has his faith placed on the so called saints of society, and is willing to accept that all man is evil, and that labels of honor do not relate to human nature....
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2010 for the course ENGLISH 12345 taught by Professor Handley during the Spring '09 term at Saddleback.

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