The story about Young Goodman Brown centers around the allegory of a man pitted against
his past and his desires to reach beyond that which his benighted heaven would put before him.
The allegory is Christian due to the references in Young Goodman Brown to the devil and
Satan. The beginning of the story mentions the goodman's wife, Faith. "Faith kept me back
awhile," replied the young man, with a tremor in his voice, caused
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to Young Goodman Brown being described as a lunatic
who cannot discern his religious fanaticism from reality. And there they stood, the only pair, as
it seemed where yet hesitating on the verge of wickedness, in this dark world (stanza 66). This
may also symbolize Young Goodman Brown's allegoric faith of Purity. The goodman Brown
was torn between what was dreams or what was reality. Although, no matter it dream or real
his faith was shooken.