about their faith, if they are unworthy of God's grace. As Goodman remarked, "after this one night, I'll cling to her skirts and follow her to Heaven." (Hawthorn). It is said that it clearly depicts how the 17th century Puritans spoke with each other. Within the journey, Goodman Brown realized that even the elect people, those who had status in their society, were also prone to evil and its temptation. This is the heart of all their belief.
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Another point that is depicted in Goodman Brown's journey was his desire to have full membership in the congregation. 7 (March 1983 103-06. Goodman's journey itself in the woods is a depiction of what Puritans strongly believe about men. But when he actually sat down to read the thing, he decided that it was a work of disturbing a Hero in One Age Will be a Hero in Another genius. When he encounters evil and hypocrisy, young Goodman Brown has some stunningly complex reactions.
And that's just what we have to do: think (and see) deeper. In Hawthorne's text, Puritan beliefs can be seen everywhere. The Snow Image and Other Tales (short stories) 1851, the Blithedale Romance (novel) 1852, life of Franklin Pierce (biography) 1852, a Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (short stories) 1852.