If there is one thing to learn from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” then it would have to be that there is a little bit of evil in every aspect of life. In the short story, Goodman Brown leaves his wife Faith, who is “aptly named”, behind to go on a journey into the forest to meet with the devil (102). Along his journey he comes across several members of his town and family. He
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evil), Goodman Brown Has lost all hope in his religion. He has changed into a self-righteous man who believes that he is the only person that does not worship the devil. His journey into the forest changed Goodman Brown from a “Goodman” into a “stern, a sad, a darkly meditative, a distrustful, if not a desperate man” (111). Goodman Browns archetypal loss of innocence is seen as he comes back from the darkness of the woods.