ReadingResponse 7

ReadingResponse 7 - Elizabeth VanConia Matthew Bardowell...

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Elizabeth VanConia Matthew Bardowell English 260 March 3, 2011 Reading Response I believe the significance of the story, “Young Goodman Brown,” is Faith. It is easy to question peoples motives and if they are simply putting on a front. However, you cannot go through life happily if you constantly look for the bad in everyone. In the story Goodman Brown cannot even interact with his wife in the same way he had before. Upon his return from the woods his first encounter with his wife is not what would be expected. Nathaniel Hawthorne writes, “But Goodman Brown looked sternly and sadly into her face, and passed on without a greeting,” (Hawthorne 357). He can no longer see the people he saw at the ceremony in the woods in the same light as he had before, and his wife, Faith, was among those people. He sees them as fakes in society. They are religious churchgoers, priests, and goodly people in the town, but Goodman believes he now sees them for who they really are. However, Goodman Brown is not even sure himself if his memory of the
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