“Young Goodman Brown” is a very short story written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne and published in the year 1835. The plot of the story is set in 17th century Puritan New England, a common setting for author’s work, and addresses the Puritan concept that the humanity is in the state of depravity, but the God has destined some people for unconditional election with unmerited grace. You can download Young Goodman Brown PDF at the end.
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In Yong Goodman Brown the author focuses on tensions which are found in Puritan culture but steep his works in Puritan sense of sin. In symbolic style, the story of the novel revolves around Young Goodman Brown’s journey into self-scrutiny, which was a source of his loss of belief and virtue. The story of the novel starts in dusk in Salem Village, Massachusetts as Goodman left his three months wife named Faith for some unknown Errand in the Forest. Faith begged to her husband to stay with her but he refused by saying that his journey must be completed the same night. Goodman met an old man in the forest with a physical appearance just like him. The two met an old woman deep in the forest whom Goodman known from his childhood and she taught catechism to him.
Features of Young Goodman Brown pdf:
- Young Goodman Brown is written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
- Young Goodman Brown is written in English language and is published in the United States.
- Young Goodman Brown is published by The New-England 1835 by Mosses from an Old Manse Magazine in the year 1846.
- The story is loved by readers from all around the world because it contains themes of spirituality and struggle and is nominated for various awards in different years.
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