Lesson 4- written assignment

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Lesson 4- Written assignment The four themes I will focus on are: "Good versus evil", which can be found in "Young Goodman Brown", "You are your brother's keeper" in "The Red Convertible" and "suffering and redemption" in "And of Clay We Created". All these are also present in "Sonny's Blues", as well as the "Racism" theme. In "Young Goodman Brown", Hawthorne presents sin as an inevitable part of human nature. Goodman only has to make his journey into the evil forest, which might suggest that a spiritual quest is a ritual all humans must undergo at some moment in their lives, at least once. Goodman proves himself he is incapable of accepting this part of the human condition and cannot move forward with his life as a result. Faith, on the other hand, makes a move to welcome her husband back with open arms from his unexplained night away from home. Brown “looks sadly and sternly into her face and passes without greeting”. Brown cannot accept the sad truth, and remains stuck in a state of ill feelings and suspicion. At the center of “The Red Convertible” is the relationship between Lyman and Henry. Lyman’s motivation for telling the story is to preserve his brother’s memory. Because the story is told from Lyman’s point of view, the reader has no direct insight
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course PSTL 1371 taught by Professor Mollycollins during the Fall '08 term at Minnesota.

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