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Young Goodman Brown

Summary: The short story Young Goodman Brown displays a concise theoretical allegory through the determination of the conscious and unconscious through symbolism derived from the setting, characters, and plot in the tale. It cannot be clearly known what Young Goodman Brown has done while entering the forest: experienced a wild dream or had an experience with reality.
Young Goodman Brown: Good versus Evil

Throughout Young Goodman Brown and other works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, the themes of sin and guilt constantly reoccur. Like many authors, Hawthorne used events in his life as a basis for the stories that he wrote. Hawthorne felt that ones guilt does not die with him/her but is rather passed down through the generations. Hawthorne's great-great uncle was one of the judges during the Salem witchcraft trials. Hawthorne felt a great sense of guilt because of this. Hawthorne used a great deal of symbolism to depict what would come to be known as the subconscious. In this allegory he used symbolism to speak of a dreamlike process. Hawthorne used the characters and the events of the story to create a double meaning. Symbolism and was used to show the effects of the events on the characters rather than lying in...

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