Henry David Thoreau Essay | Thoreau

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Thoreau

Summary: Essay explores Thoreau's dark portrayal of romanticism.
The short story, "Young Goodman Brown," written by Hawthorne fits in with all the other stories we read so far in the Romanticism era. The Hawthorne's story ties in with the ideas of Irving, Thorpe, and Cooper. It brought out ideas of fearing nothing, of transcending through will and imagination, of dreaming, and of straying from the vulgar crowd to the people in the Romanticism period. Even though Hawthorne's story takes place during the Puritan period, Hawthorne still clearly conveys the message of Romanticism.

In the beginning of the story, we are introduced to Faith, Young Goodman Brown's wife. Brown has embarked on a journey and left Faith behind or his "faith of God" behind for the devil or in other words Romanticism to seek for his own way of life. Just like Irving's "Rip Van Winkle," Rip left his nagging wife, Dame, in search of living his own...

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