The allegory of Young Goodman Brown

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In Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown,” the characters and settings are used to show allegory. The characters and setting are used in metaphor to represent something else. The whole story of “Young Goodman Brown,” represents the journey of everyman. It’s path that everyone follows, or so Hawthorne seems to believe. The main character, Young Goodman Brown represents the sense of everyone. His last name, Brown, is a common name and therefore could be taken …

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…it might have just been a dream. “Had goodman Brown fallen asleep in the forest, and only dreamed a wild dream of a witch-meeting?” (Hawthorne 199) this only shows that even though Goodman brown was tempted by evil and may have lost his faith, he also had later gotten it back.7 Bibliography Works Cited Hawthorne, Natheniel. “Young Goodman Brown.” The Norton Introduction to Literature. 7th ed. Eds. Jorome Beaty and J. Paul Hunter. New York: Norton, 1998.