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  • Goodman
    460 words
    "Evil is the nature of mankind". (Nathaniel Hawthorne). The story of "Young Goodman Brown" depicts what Hawthorne believes the nature of mankind is, which is evil. Goodman is a man of attempted good who comes face to face with the supposed inherent evil of humanity. He cannot realize, through any normal means, whether or not this awareness is something of his tormented mind, or based on something he stumbled upon while deep within dreary, haunted forests. Faith who seems to be good appears not t...
  • Lestats Love For Roger
    697 words
    Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice Killing, kidnapping and battles, all parts of Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice. The main character, Lestat, is a well-known and flamboyant vampire. In Memnoch the Devil, Lestat is faced with a grim reality, causing his world to collapse around him. He learns throughout this book, about the world, and the divine forces that encircle the worlds existence. This book illustrates how Lestats morals, ignorance and understanding are greatly affected by outside forces. In th...
  • Young Goodman Brown
    803 words
    The main focus of the story "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the triumph of evil over good. A supposedly good man is tempted by evil and allows himself to be converted into a man of evil. This is much like the situation that arises in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, where two people are tempted to sin and give in thus submitting themselves to the power of the devil. In this novel, the area where the devil resides is strictly parallel to that in "Young Goodman Brown". As Goodman Br...
  • Dark And Evil
    919 words
    The Night Journey in Heart of Darkness Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, has been illustrated as a night journey or a story of initiation, in which man proceeds to experience preceding from innocence and deeply appreciates goodness as he becomes acquainted with the nature of evil. The conception of darkness, which is symbolic of evil, is presented metaphorically, literally, and notably psychologically. The novel may be described as an expedition into the mind, which the reader experiences thr...
  • Back Upon Devils
    796 words
    It was at staid Boston that Anne Hutchinson marshaled her forces; it was at peace-loving Salem that the Devil marshaled his witches in a last despairing onslaught against the saints. To many of its readers there seemed to be little or no connection between witchcraft and religion; but an investigation of the facts leading to the death sentence of the various martyrs to superstition at Salem will convince the skeptical that there was a most intimate relationship between the Puritan belief and the...
  • Flames And The Devil
    796 words
    "THE DARK SIDE" Sara was a 15 year old girl who had just moved into new town with her mom. Her parents got divorced and she was taking it very hard. She missed all her friends and family she left back home and she felt out of place. All she wanted is her old life back and be happy like she used to be. But that was impossible and she just had to deal with the situation. She started her first year of high school and she hated it. She didn't fit in with the crowd, the teachers picked on her, and he...
  • Marlowe's Doctor Faustus Evil
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    Portrayal of Evil In the allegory The Faerie Queen, by Edmund Spenser, evil is depicted primarily as character. In Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe and Everyman written by an anonymous author, evil is depicted as an action. In The Faerie Queen, Spenser creates an allegory: The characters of his far-off, fanciful Faerie Land are meant to have a symbolic meaning in the real world. The main theme of Book I is the idea that our native virtue must be augmented or transformed if it is to become ...
  • Setting In Young Goodman Brown
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    Matt FondriestFiction Paper 2-10-05 Setting and its Effect on Understanding Young Goodman Brown Every tale ever told shares similar formal elements. All of these formal elements have equally important consequence on a story. The setting of a story has direct correlations to the way that the reader consumes the meaning of the story. The setting in Young Goodman Brown allows its author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, to leave the ending ambiguous, without closure. The reader is constantly expected to decide...
  • Film And The Play The Devil
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    It is true that the study of the devil or evil in general as a part of the world has intrigued man for centuries. This is mostly because it is something people don't have concrete proof of and is also considered taboo in our society. Yet, studies and / or story telling on the devil and his evil forces seems to have been apart of all societies since the beginning of time. Such as, Christopher Marlowe's play, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustas, written in the 16th century and the modern day film,...
  • Young Goodman Brown
    683 words
    Underlining meaning of Young Goodman Brown The story about young goodman Brown centers around the allegory, or parable, of a man pitted against his past and his desires to reach beyond his heaven, that has surrounded him in darkness, which would eventually be put before him. The allegory is Christian due to the references in Young Goodman Brown to the devil and Satan; it only seems logical that the essence of the story is based upon the religious imagery of Hawthorne's New England in the times o...

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