Compare and Contrast Essat Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" and Thomas Wolfe's "The Child by Tiger"

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compare and contrast essay Nathaniel Hawthornes "Young Good man Brown" and Thomas Wolfe's "The Child By Tiger" @@@@@ ENGL: Literature and Composition 2011 Robert James Tebow 15 December 2011 Introduction: I. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown” and Thomas Wolfe’s short story “The Child by Tiger” show glaring similarities in many parts of each stories structure. Even though these stories were set in different time periods and different cultures, there is unity in their conflicts, themes, and author’s purpose. a. In Hawthorne’s piece the basic conflict arises early in the story, this is Goodman Brown’s choice to either join in the satanic activities or maintain his puritan beliefs. b.…show more content…
l. Wolfe chooses to surprise the reader in his story, when one day Dick goes on a shooting rampage killing many people. By doing this he also showed how quickly someone can snap. Hawthorne’s style of writing is unique when compared to Wolfe’s because the conflict arises quickly and is at the forefront throughout. With the conflict constantly on the mind of the reader one can relate to Goodman Brown and sympathize with his disappointing conclusion. IV. Conclusion m. By reading these two stories in comparison one can extract the unison in theme, conflict and each author’s purpose. While these two stories are surrounded by different cultures and premise, they both clearly show society dictating a single person’s choices and what can come of them. 15 December 2011 @@@@@ Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown” and Thomas Wolfe’s short story “The Child by Tiger” show glaring similarities in many parts of each stories structure. Even though these stories were set in different time periods and cultures, there is unity in their conflicts, themes, and author’s purpose. In Hawthorne’s piece the basic conflict arises early, this is Goodman’s choice to either join in the satanic activities or maintain his puritan beliefs. Brown meets the devil in the forest unknowingly, after he realizes he has been following the devil for some time he then sees his old bible teacher Goody Cloyse, and
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