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Nathaniel Hawthorne. “Young Goodman Brown”. Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864. Born in Salem, Massachusetts Puritan Background Ancestor of John Hawthorne – one of the three judges in the Salem Witch Trials. Hawthorne’s Background. Began writing after college at Bowdion College in Maine - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Nathaniel HawthorneYoung Goodman Brown

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864Born in Salem, Massachusetts Puritan BackgroundAncestor of John Hawthorne one of the three judges in the Salem Witch Trials

  • Hawthornes BackgroundBegan writing after college at Bowdion College in MaineSpent many years in seclusion starving artistHeld many jobs including writer, publisher, working at a custom house, and consul in England

  • More BackgroundMarried Sophie Peabody in 1825Was friends with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, and President Franklin Pierce

  • His Themes in WritingMoral allegoriesThe sinful manHypocrisyThe Dark side of Human NatureReligious in Nature

  • His Most Famous WorksNovelsThe House of Seven GablesThe Scarlet LetterShort StoriesThe Ministers Black VeilYoung Goodman Brown

  • Who were the Puritans?Wanted a pure churchNo candlesNo ImagesNo stained glass windowsRejected the showy church of EnglandLed very somber lives governed solely by a strict interpretation of the BibleNo nonsense dancing, gambling, drama, etc

  • Basic Beliefs of the Puritan ChurchJesus Christ is the Son of God died on the cross for everyones sinsThe whole Bible is the word of God and it is to be followed to the letter.

    The belief that these ideas are fact are known as a persons faith

  • Basic Beliefs of the Puritan ChurchFaith is what is necessary to get into heaven.If you dont go to heaven you go to hell.Sins, as defined by the Bible, is to be avoided at cut out of lifeA catechism is a book that is used to teach basic principles of the church

  • The Infamous PuritansThe Salem Witch Trials put the Puritans in the history booksArthur Millers play The Crucible put them in Literature classes forever

  • And Now, Nathanial Hawthorns Short Story

    Young Goodman Brown

  • Some BasicsCharactersYoung Goodman BrownHis wife, FaithMysterious man in the forest with a strange looking staff

  • Some BasicsMinor Characters NotesConstable: person in law enforcementDeacon: position in church held by congregation member Goody: abbr. of goodwife, female version of goodmanReverend: pastorSabbath: day of rest in the Judo/Christian church in this case, Sunday

  • YGB as an Allegory What is an allegory?A story where everything is a symbolUsed commonly to instruct especially in religious mattersSome famous allegories are:Dantes Divine Comedy (more famous though is the first part commonly known as Dantes InfernoJohn Bunyans Pilgrims Progress

  • The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown Basics

    The Snake Satan The DevilWhy? See Genesis Chapter 3

  • The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown - BasicsThe Forest

    Evil / Sin

  • The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown Basics Stars / Sky / Heavenly Bodies

    Heaven / Connection with God

  • The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown - Basics




  • The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown - BasicsFire


  • The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown now, not basicYoung Goodman BrownThe common Christian man brown is neutralFaithA Christians faithWitchesSatan / Evil

  • One Last Thing for TomorrowAnother literary term feather for your literary term cap

    Imagery: words and phrases that re-create vivid sensory experiences for the reader. Usually imagery is visual, but often it is written to the senses of smell, hearing, taste, and touch

  • Assignment for TomorrowRead Young Goodman BrownThere will be a basic quiz tomorrow on the PowerPoint and the storyPowerPoint is online for your viewing enjoymentUnderline in pencil examples of imagery for effort points