Plot of Young Goodman Brown essays
The story of Young Goodman Brown was a complex story about a man and his beliefs on heaven and sin.Bizarre in it’s storyline, it nonetheless, is a very readable piece.
Young Goodman Brown is a newly married (just three months) devout man.He prides himself on his rightiousness and his pristine family values.He speaks glowingly of his family history and the lack of disturbing acts contained within it.
Young Goodman Brown married a woman named Faith.She is described as having pink ribbons in her hair.This brings to mind a fresh faced innocent, un-worldly child.She is the very definition of sinlessness.They are devoutly in love.
Brown has to leave her for the evening to do something he is ashamed of.The reason for his leaving was sketchy and never really explained – just that he had something he must do.She begged him to stay with her as if she knew he was up to no good.
Goodman Brown leaves her at dusk and heads on his way.Into the trees, or forest, he disappears.On his journey he meets a man with a black staff resembling a writhing snake.He is represented as someone who knows Brown, his whole family, and most everyone else Brown knows.He speaks of the sinds all of these rightious and pious people have committed.
Even Brown’s catechism teacher shows up in the story as a witch.His preacher – Deacon Gookin is also depicted as less than pristine.Storiesare told about sins his own family committed.Brown is told that everyone he thought was clean of sin are all seething in it.
The story unfolds that he is going to be inducted into this secret society (although we are never told why).He learns that his perfect wife is also going to be inducted and this disturbs him greatly.
Amongst the burning tree’s akin to Moses’ burning bushes, Goodman Brown comes to his senses.He shouts out to his wife to fight the evil around her.The next instant he is standing in daylight – unsure if he has just