King vs. Hawthorne - The short stories of "The Man in the...

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The short stories of "The Man in the Black Suit" by Stephen King and "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne both incorporate a brush with the devil. In each story, the devil appears in a completely different form. Although the devil is very persuasive in each story, the outcomes are quite the opposite. In Stephen King's story, the devil attempts to use force by scaring the protagonist and is unsuccessful. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's story, the devil gives the protagonist a choice by using temptation and is successful in leading him to evil. Both characters are unable to decipher dream from reality "The Man in the Black Suit" tells of a nine year old boys experience with the devil. It is story told by a very old man named Gary, who recalls a very horrific event in his life that took place. It is set in the summer of 1914, in a very small town called Motton, Maine. Gary lives with his mother and father on their family farm. The story mentions the death of Gary's brother Dan that passed
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course ENG Eng 205 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

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