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The Innocence Of Faith In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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The word “Faith” throughout the story is related to the belief in God, it also can be interpreted as if this character is completely pure and innocent. This story is situated in Salem, Massachusetts 17th Century. The puritans were a community surrounded by witchcraft and devilish people, but they didn’t know who was and who was not, thus, distrust and suspicions were clearly noticeable in the behavior of the puritans. I believe that even though they seemed to trust their peers that weren't the truth. Goodman Brown notices that even the most respected people in town are corrupted by the darkness. Goodman Brown says “There is no good on earth...sin is but a name.” with this he shows that he has lost his innocence, he doesn’t believe in the town’s

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