Young Goodman Brown


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  • exposition
  • Faith
  • Don't leave me
  • The story begins when Goodman Brown must say goodbye to his wife, Faith, to go on an errand. Faith tells Brown that she is not comfortable staying by herself and wished he would not go.
  • Goodbye
  • Goodman Brown
  • Goodman Brown
  • Brown leaves without stating the purpose of the journey, yet the reader infers that the reason is related to dark matters. On his way he encounters the devil who attempts to woo him
  • major inciting conflict
  • The devil
  • Goodman Brown
  • Friend, my mind is made up. Not another step and i will burge on this errand
  • Despite the numerous persuasive tactics, Brown refuses the devil; until he thinks he hears Faith's scream. Using the devils staff, Brown is transported to the devils forest ceremony.
  • The devil
  • Rising action
  • Goodman Brown
  • Faith! you need to resist the devil and look towards the heavens
  • At the ceremony the fire lights the faces of good pious people in his community: The Deacon Gookin, Goody Cloyse, and others. Suddenly, he realizes that Faith is amoung them. As he tells her to resist the devil and look towards the heavens he is transported back through the forest alone.
  • The devil
  • Rising action
  • climax
  • Goodman Brown
  • The next morning, Brown returns to the village unaware if what he experienced was real or a dream. He sees the same members of the community that were at the fire and cries out defaming them in wickedness
  • For the rest of his life, he is changed, trusting no one, especially not his wife, Faith
  • Resolution
  • Goodman Brown
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