Young Goodman Brown

The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown Anonymous Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. Young Goodman Brown is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In Young Goodman Brown, Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the devil, and causes him to live the life of an exile in his own community. Young Goodman Brown
Young Goodman Brown, The Maypole of Merrymount, and The Birth-Mark Naomi I began my Hawthorne reading task with The Birth-Mark. I picked this story because I am familiar with the Maypole of Merrymount and Young Goodman Brown, and I wanted to try something different. I was pleasantly surprised with The Birth-Mark, in my mind it far surpasses the latter two stories. I think one of the most admirable traits of Hawthorne is his ability to write as though actions are taking place somewhere in the pre
Dashawn Lewis professor Stanley Molinari 10/06/15 American Literature Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts,a descendant of a long line of puritan ancestors including john Hathorne, a presiding magistrate in the salem witch trials. In order to distance himself from his family shame full involvement in the witch trials, Hawthorne added the w to his last name while in his early 20s. Also among his ancestors was William Hathorn, one of the fir