Young Goodman Brown n9

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1. Hypocrite is how everyone in town appears in the eyes of Goodman Brown. Everyone is living a life of normality and tranquility, as if sin was a stranger. Thereafter Brown’s attitude and behavior demonstrate he lives in doubt. Though it can’t be said he doubts God or anything of that sort, it can be said he doubts the purity of every man who claims sanctity. Even before reaching the village he asked Faith to “Look up to Heaven, and resist the Wicked One!”(Paragraph 67), meaning he wanted his faith focused on cause
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Unformatted text preview: and effect, not titles and religious systems. Therefore, when all in the village such as the minister who “spoke from the pulpit with power and fervid eloquence” (paragraph 72), Goodman Brown was sure that just like every man the minister was being a hypocrite, that every man is evil in nature, not saint as many claim. Since Goodman Brown is willing to live his usual life, it can not be said he turned misanthropic. He does not hate humans, he hates the fact that they are lying about their true evil nature....
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