Analytical Essay: The Journey Of Young Goodman Brown

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The journey taken by Young Goodman Brown in his discovery of the evil in the world itself is both symbolic and mysterious, for the purpose, while that purpose must be important to draw young Brown away on this night, is never explained. It is offered as an important duty, a duty that is almost religious for the young man, but at the same time there is in the way the young man approaches the task the aura of evil to be met and fought. He worries that the devil himself might be following him, and indeed he does meet the devil and converse with him freely. The idea that this is all a dream is evident from the first as the young man worries about dreams and his wife: She talks of dreams, too. Methought, as she spoke, there was trouble in her face,
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