"Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorn.

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Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne In short stories, I have learned that there is much more than what at first meets the eye. Almost everything in the story has meaning. All I have to do is try to find the hints and clues the writer drops and manage to put them all together. I have to concentrate more than I ever have so that I can interpret the authors meaning and what he or …

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…is open and ambiguous to interpretation. For myself, I believe it is about Hawthorne himself who is growing up in a time when many Puritan children are leaving the Puritan faith. There are many times in the story when he is questioning his faith by listing the examples of religeous infractions by his peers. For all this, it is a wonder Hawthorn was not eaten by the despair and guilt he lets Goodman Brown feel.