Comparison of Themes in In The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell and “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell and “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne both stories have very different themes. Brown is a man that has followed the right path all his life suddenly is challenged to face temptaion and ending all his curosity. He decides to go into the forest to face the devil. In Richard Connell's short story he centers his theme around how far peoople will go when they fear for their life, people will do anything to survive. I. Young Goodman Brown A. The weakness of public morality B. The inevitable loss of innocence and the fear of the wilderness II. The Most Dangerous Game A. Effects of war B. Reason versus Instinct Brown has to face some of the same problems that …show more content…
In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell and “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne both stories have very different themes. Brown is a man that has followed the right path all his life suddenly is challenged to face temptaion and ending all his curosity. He decides to go into the forest to face the devil. In Richard Connell's short story he centers his theme around how far peoople will go when they fear for their life, people will do anything to survive. I. Young Goodman Brown A. The weakness of public morality B. The inevitable loss of innocence and the fear of the wilderness II. The Most Dangerous Game A. Effects of war B. Reason versus Instinct Brown has to face some of the same problems that ordinary people have to face on a daily basis. The decision for him to decide was to join the devil or remain good. In the beginning, Rainsford changed from being civilized because he refused to kill another person. He knew that Zaroff wanted him dead. When people are faced with danger, they will do anything to protect themselves even if it results to death.

In Young Goodman Brown, Hawthorne is trying to critique the Puritan society and the appearance of how people view society versus their true identities. Goodman Brown, is having a constant battle within himself between good and bad. The problem in society is people are not making their own decisions, instead they are copying the beliefs of the people that
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