Young Goodman Brown1

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In "Young Goodman Brown" Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbolism and irony to illustrate the theme of man, oblivious that sin is an inescapable part of human nature, attempting to escape from sin. The way in which Hawthorne uses to describe the way Goodman Brown is changed by realizing the reality of the world is superb. By using the idea of dreams to convey the point of no body in the world is perfect was I believe …

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…devil and possibly win. Hawthorne makes a full recognition of the Puritans begin a “perfect” society. However with all of the perfections in the lives of the Puritans, most, if not all of the people in the community seemed to hide something. It just goes to show someone that not all people are who they seem to be, that some people are aligned with the devil, and some with God, no matter what the sin.