Evil In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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At the end of the story, the Devil tells Young Goodman Brown and Faith that their new outlook on life will emphasize humanity’s inevitability to sin and condemns Young Goodman Brown to a life of disgust and anger at the sins of man. Young Goodman Brown now thinks the complete opposite of what he did in the beginning of the story. He thought his family was holy and Faith was pure. The Devil points out how naive his views are and allows him to see the darkness in any human. Young Goodman Brown returns to the town, trusting no one due to the fact that he cannot stop seeing the evil in everyone.

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