Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”: Cynicism or Meliorism?

Paul w. Miller in “Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown: Cynicism or Meliorism” states that critics have shared the feeling that Hawthorne’s story intends to express the move from the relationship between God and man that is brokered through faith to the state of evil taking charge resulting to the damnation of the human soul. He is […]

Goodman Brown political views and religious beliefs

In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story Young Goodman Brown, there exists sufficient evidence to prove that death and birth can be symbolized through events, characters and objects. These symbols do not only highlight the main themes in the short story, but also represent Hawthorne’s political views and religions beliefs. The main characters who symbolize death and […]

Importance of Setting and Symbolic characters in “Young Goodman Brown”

Discussion Literary items of setting in the Young Goodman Brown story have influence towards the development of plot and character. Setting of a play is a crucial element in terms of establishing direction, feel and structure that a specific story carries. Normally, a reflection of numerous important elements of a work; culture, time, location and […]

Young Goodman Brown

The key concept of this research paper is an in-depth analysis of the book “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This bibliography analyses the works of Johnson Claudia, Hurley Paul, Korb Rena, Carlson Patricia, and Hostetler Norman. These articles review the book “Young Goodman Brown.” Carlson, Patricia Ann. “Setting and Fictional Dynamics.” Hawthorne’s Functional Settings: […]

Based on “Young Goodman Brown,” what kind of belief system did Goodman Brown have?

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown is an allegorical story that focuses on the religious or theological practices of the Puritans. The Puritan society adheres to strict religious practices thus Brown was not an exception. Brown and his newly wed wife, Faith, respect all the people around them because of their belief in God […]

Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown and Puritanism

“Where reason may not wade, their faith may swim” Thomas Watson, a Puritan priest asserts. Puritanism was a faith developed by Englishman in the 1600’s. They were a group of staunch believers in the Holy Bible. Although Puritanism resembled Christianity, it made a sharper distinction between sinners and non-sinners. The religion stressed that each man […]