The Ministers Black Veil verses Goodman Brown

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The Veil of the Minister and Goodman Brown Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short stories “The Minister’s Black Veil” and “Young Goodman Brown” are two stories that are thick with allegory. “Young Goodman Brown” is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a common townsperson. In “Young Goodman Brown,” Goodman Brown is a Puritan who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the …

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…life in isolation and depression. Also their lives both ends sadly with neither one ever removing the veils that covered their sins. Bibliography Martin, Terence. Nathaniel Hawthorne. Boston: Twayne Publishers. 1983. Newman, Lea Bertani Vozar. A Reader’s Guide to Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1979. Stibitz, E. Earle. “Ironic Unity in Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil.” Critical Essays on Hawthorne’s Short Stories. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1991. 157-63