Theme Of Luck In Young Goodman Brown

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These said lines described the Puritan theme of ‘luck’ as Paul asked his mother, what luck is and mother replied she did not know God knows better and she further described that she got married with unlucky husband. His mother did not give proper reply about luck and that confused and frustrated him very much and this very phenomenon of luck made him compelled to know the reality of luck. He became restless to ascertain luck; he went to ride his rocking horse and while riding this wooden horse, his state of mind was entirely changed. He got down from the riding of rocking horse and he stood in front of the horse and commanded him “now take me to where there is luck” (p-737). The horse was a spiritual and supernatural symbol for him. Paul dwelled a supernatural elements while riding horse as he was seeking the meaning of luck. Luck had deep effect upon him as he came to know that due to bad luck his mother and family suffered a lot. Paul had got to know the skill of …show more content…

A lone woman is troubled with such dreams and such thoughts, that she's afeard of herself, sometimes. Pray, tarry with me this night, dear husband, of all nights in the year!" (Nathanial Hawthorne, Tale and Sketches, p-276) Goodman Brown replied his wife stating as:
"My love and my Faith," replied young Goodman Brown, "of all nights in the year, this one night must I tarry away from thee. My journey, as thou callest it, forth and back again, must needs be done 'twixt now and sunrise. What, my sweet, pretty wife, dost thou doubt me already, and we but three months married!"

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