Good Vs. Evil In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Young Goodman Brown”, the author uses his strong faith in God to tell a story about the struggle between good versus evil and how it can change your view about people and the world we live in. The story begins with him speaking to his wife, Faith, before leaving on a journey to the black mass. "And Faith, as the wife was aptly named, thrust her own pretty head into the street, letting the wind play with the pink ribbons of her cap". The name of his wife is a symbol in the story of his strength and belief that this is innocence and goodness in the world. As he leaves to go on his journey he fears that he will be tested, but maintains his faith that he will return home safe.
He sets out on his journey through the forest and meets a dark figure that wants him to follow him. The dark figure is representing the works of the devil. Goodman Brown
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Brown meets people that are in his congregation, teachers, and preachers. These people have taught him his religion and faith, which causes him to question how strong his belief is. Goody Cloyse is one of the ladies that has taught him many things, she has a good heart and is always willing to help others that are in need. In the forest, she appears to be involved in witchery. She is trying to get two other women to join the cult. Goodman Brown cannot believe that she would be swayed by evil to do something like this. This again causes his faith to be shaken and weakened. He is feeling despair and shouts, "'My Faith is gone!' Cried he, after one stupefied moment. 'There is no good on earth, and sin is but a name. Come devil! For to thee is this world given'". His faith continues to weaken as he keeps getting signs from all the people he meets in the forest. He cannot get passed the things he has seen and heard from the people he has meet on his journey. He no longer sees the good in people, it is now turning to everyone has evil inside of