Young Goodman Brown came forth at sunset into the street at Salem village; but put his head back, after crossing the threshold, to exchange a parting kiss with his young wife.
"My love and my Faith," replied young Goodman Brown, "of all nights in the year, this one night must I tarry away from thee.
Young Goodman Brown caught hold of a tree for support, being ready to sink down on the ground, faint and overburdened with the heavy sickness of his heart.
The next morning young Goodman Brown came slowly into the street of Salem village, staring around him like a bewildered man.
it was a dream of evil omen for young Goodman Brown. A stern, a sad, a darkly meditative, a distrustful, if not a desperate man did he become from the night of that fearful dream.
Hutchinson, Endicott and the Red Cross, Young Goodman Brown
, and The Minister's Black Veil.
Stanley Kubrick's film Eyes Wide Shut is compared to Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "Young Goodman Brown
." The book is distributed in the US by ISBS.
Next up is Nathaniel Hawthorne's allegory "Young Goodman Brown
," in which a Salem Puritan finds--or does he?--that "There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name.
Hawthorne made his most comprehensive statement about witchcraft in "Young Goodman Brown
," which contains much witch-lore, mostly deriving from Cotton Mather's account of the Salem hysteria Wonders of the invisible World (Fowler 377-446).
But in truth he's Kurtzman's version of Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown
, the Puritan who finds himself in the forest at a witches' Sabbath, with all the townspeople he passes every day, his pure young bride among them, pledging their troth to Satan.
The smug, self-satisfied student discovers himself in young Goodman Brown
; a young wife finds a soul-mate in Elisa in "The Chrysanthemums"; an adolescent shares Connie's anxieties in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"; an African-American youth knows the pain of the narrator of "Battle Royal." A reader can stumble across his childhood or his adolescent years or even his coming-of-age in a work of fiction and find that he is not out on a limb all alone.
Certainly, he was intellectually drawn to the dark Calvinist streak in Hawthorne's tales like "Young Goodman Brown
." They held long talks; Melville's overenthusiastic embrace of Hawthorne's blackness deepened his whale novel.