young goodman brown Essay

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Treachery of thy Forest Mary Rowlandson (1636-1711) a puritan women, held as a prisoner by the Native Americans and forced to travel, “some 150 miles, from Lancaster to Menamaset then north to Northfield and across the Connecticut river.”(10) was not a writer however had her book, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson published. The book was released for the, “public at the earnest desire of some friends, and for the benefit of the afflicted”(5-6) and Young Goodman Brown, a fictional character created by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was written because a few male puritans wanted to publish a story to open up societies eyes and live in a more patriarchal society. Regardless of being a fictional character or a …show more content…
Though they both left due to discrepant dilemmas they both dwelled of their spouses through out their trip. Mary writes, “I asked him about the welfare of my husband. He told me he saw him such a time in the Bay, and he was well, but very melancholy. By which I certainly understood (though I suspected it before) that whatsoever the Indians told me respecting him was vanity and lies.”(13th remove) Likewise, Goodman Brown dreaded the evening he left Faith to the forest on his errand and admits, "Poor little Faith!" thought he, for his heart smote him. What a wretch am I to leave her on such an errand!” In a time of despair and treachery they both remain nonchalant by simply reminiscing of their fellow love. Mary contemplates of her “husband and father, and children, and sisters, and friends, and relations, and house, and home, and many comforts of this life,” and Young Goodman Brown thought of, “Faiths aptly named, thrust her own pretty head into the street, letting the wind play with the pink

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