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Young Goodman Brown Faith Analysis

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The meaning of “Faith” throughout the story meant something positive only while it lasted. To begin with Goodman Browns young wife was name Faith. He called her “my love and my Faith.” She was his love although they were married shortly she was also what kept him going, and gave him a feeling of being able to conquer anything. “A blessed angel on earth; and after this one night I’ll cling to her skirts and follow her to heaven.” It sounds like no matter the outcome of Goodman’s journey that night, he would go wherever Faith took him. The same Faith that kept him going eventually died. “There was a scream, drowned immediately in a louder murmur of voices, fading into far-off laughter, as the dark cloud swept away, leaving the clear and silent sky above Goodman Brown.” Once that incident occurred, that is when Goodman began experiencing difficulties in the forest. He began to feel more afraid then he initially did at the start of his journey. He also began to feel some sort of competition with the devil. “Ha! ha! ha! roared Goodman Brown, when the wind laughed at him. Let us hear which will laugh loudest!” Although he may have been afraid internally he tried not to show it, by going neck-and-neck with the devil. He tried showing that he was brave. The Puritans strict moral code may actually make people follow a very disciplined moral life. However that is not always the case, Goodman met the man that told him certain…show more content…
Such as lash a Quaker woman throughout the streets of Salem, Light an Indian village on fire during a war. The people that Goodman believed were upstanding citizens were actually not what he
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