Difference Between Young Goodman Brown And Young Goodman Brown

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When an individual’s perception of someone significant to them changes, their impression and outlook on life does as well, thus resulting in their character and interaction with their environment to be altered.
The contrast in the characters’ perception in the short stories Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “The Courtship of Mr. Lyon” by Angela Carter can be analyzed through perspective. In “Young Goodman Brown”, the events that occurred in the forest mortified Brown and caused his awareness of Salem village to falter, which in turn led to his dark, cynical transformation in character. Throughout his journey, he constantly attempted to fight the temptation of evil, however, it was only until he discovered that his dear wife Faith converted that caused his beliefs to waver. He was unable to comprehend having the one, most important figure in his life suddenly change, as seen in the lines: “‘My Faith is gone!’ cried he after one stupefied moment. ‘There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come. devil; for to thee is this world given’” (Hawthorne 4). His perspective on his existence changed drastically into seeing only the evil in his society and his pious ideals forever lost. This contrasts with the Beast in the “Courtship of Mr. Lyon” who was an unpleasant, lonely individual who lived an isolated life until he became acquainted with Beauty. He was a jaundiced character who caused an inconvenience to Beauty and her father merely because of his own wishes,
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