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Analysis of a Passage from Young Goodman Brown

Summary: An analysis of the crisis point of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown".
        The point in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" when Brown proclaims "My Faith is gone!" marks the crisis point of the story.  Brown's faith in God completely disappears here.  This point eventually leads Brown to distrust everyone that he knows and sends his life into a downward spiral of despair and fear.  Even though Brown's experience in the forest changes him, this change is only on the surface, and deep down Brown is still the same man he was before.

    While it is not stated early in the story, Goodman Brown's faith in God begins to waiver much earlier than the beginning of the story.  Brown's lack of faith is the reason he takes the journey into the woods.  However, the narrator never tells why Brown starts to doubt God...

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