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Romanticism In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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The American romanticism were influenced by the European romantic movement, but added a sparkle of their own nationalistic to it. The characteristics of romanticism reflects on nature’s beauty as a path to spiritual and moral development, so it is basically based on nature and natural landscapes. It also emphasizes on the importance of everyday events. “Goodman Brown” is actually a subgenre to American romanticism, which is the gothic or the dark romance. This type of novels or stories describes gloomy events and emotional torment that causes extreme mental pain. The dark Romantic Movement emphasizes on emotions with a gothic sensibility, in order to let readers to have that horror feeling and to fear and question everything surrounding them. Edgar…show more content…
Goodman brown told the man that his family members are good Christians, “We have been a race of honest men and good Christians.”, and he feels ashamed to associate with him. Then, the man replies that he knows his father and grandfather as well as to the rest of the family members. Goodman brown insist to return back for faith’s sake. Yet he hears voices of the minister of the church and a couple of people who are on their way to the meeting. Then he swears that even though everyone has gone to the devil, for Faith’s sake he will stay true to God. Lately he heard her voice, will in fact he thought he did, so he realizes that no one is good in the world, because Faith has turn to the devil. He asked her to look up into heaven and resist the devil, but the suddenly he find himself alone in the forest. The next morning Brown return to Salem village, and he lost trust in everyone, because everyone he passes seems so evil to him. To conclude, it is unclear whether this is real or it’s just a dream, but Goodman Brown lives his entire life with gloom and
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