Does the Puritans’ strict moral code and emphasis on the sinfulness of humankind foster undue suspicion and distrust or is it justifiable given their situation? Using “The Black Veil” or “Young Goodman” Give evidence supporting one of the two positions. The puritan strict moral code does not justify the actions taken in Young Goodman Brown and the Black Veil. Even though Goodman Brown and Mr. Hooper feel guilty about their actions, the emphasis on the sinfulness fosters distrust towards the community and influences suspicion on the suspicions of others. Men were worried mainly about people’s opinions. They are experiencing reluctance being in public, despite the fact that they were welcomed.
As mentioned previously Goodman Brown as
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At last he finds a place to hide – bust. Goodman places himself comfortably and breathes silently, after a while he recognized the voices of the Minister and Deacon Gookin. They talk about weird things, which are unfamiliar to young man, so he considers that they have some plan too. From now on he starts to think of them as of bad unreligious people and creates a plot in his tired mind. He falls asleep at the same place.
As soon as people see minister coming in his black veil, they start to whisper. Their minds are working like crazy, trying to consider the reasons for that; meanwhile Mr. Hooper is calm as usual. Everyone are talking only about that, they judge young minister for his furtiveness. “"With what horrible crime upon your soul are you now passing to the judgment?"” He does not explain the veil and leaves everybody with his or her own assumptions. People start to talk behind his back and be suspicious, but Minister remains silence.
When Young Goodman Brown comes back to the village, he sees people gathering on his way, he sees people mad. They are discussing bad things, even his wife, who was as clean as the sky in cloudless day. Everything seems to be a dream for him, but he could not remember anything. When he reaches the village it is morning already and everybody behaves as usual, but now Goodman Brown feels that there is an evil inside each of them. Now he feels like he knows what is on everyone’s minds. When he meets his wife, she is sincerely