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"Young Goodman Brown" Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" is set of the mid 1800's. Hawthorne uses extensive symbolism. This story took us on road of two parallel meanings of Goodman's life and faith. With the many symbols we understand the loss of Goodman's faith. Goodman Brown was a young Puritan. Goodman has been called on an errand and his new wife, Faith, asks him not to go. They are newly married and she doesn't want …

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…faith in mankind. This is a spiritual battler within him. After this trip he's never the same. He faces the fact of who he really is which is a deceiver himself. The theme of this story is that Goodman believes that everyone, even if they act righteous, has walked along a path with Satan. He trusts no one and with that he lives a gloomy life, distance from his wife and everyone. Perhaps Satan won.