Young Goodman Brown also has a symbol of Purity.
Hawthorne is condemning what they did and, and so does Goodman Brown.
Inthe section on "Young Goodman Brown," Hardt writes that the woods wereonce the Garden of Eden but have since been contaminated by the serpent(the old man) who is now in control of the wilderness.
Romanticism in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown
Plot Young Goodman Brown:
Evil Spirit (old man)
Unaccountable Phenomenon (devil Ceremony)
Corrupt Human Nature (Evil of respected People) Elements of Romanticism:
Romanticism Comparison: The Minister's Black Veil & Young Goodman Brown.
SparkNotes: Young Goodman Brown: Important …
Later that night Brown discovers to his amazement, that many exemplary villagers are on the same path including, Goody Cloyse, a pious old woman who once taught him his catechism, but who readily shows that she certainly knew the Devil and practiced witchcraft....
Young Goodman Brown Response for 2/18 | …
This essay will treat of how the story is told in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown,” what type of narrator tells it, and through whose perception the reader receives the tale – in other words, the point of view of this short story (Axelrod 336).
SYMBOL ANALYSIS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE’S “YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN”
At the very outset of the tale we see a purposeful secretiveness if not outright deception by Goodman Brown when his wife of three months pleads with him to stay home on this particular night: "Dearest heart," whispered she, softly and rather sadly, when her lips were close to his ear, "pr'ythee, put off your journey until sunrise, and sleep in your own bed tonight....