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Lotery Death Of A Salesman - College Papers

Lotery Death Of A Salesman


The Lottery / Young Goodman Brown
The two short essays written by Jackson and Hawthorne are both thought provoking and full of evil. Many symbols are used to help develop the themes of both stories. The authors unveil the stories in such a way that you really don't know what the outcomes are going to be, but you do know that they will involve insights into morality - of both the main characters and the societies in which they live. Hopefully, by discussing the two short stories, their differences and similarities will be thoroughly explained.
From the very beginning, "Young Goodman Brown" has a sense of apprehension about the ominous journey the title character is about to undertake. ...

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the man (Devil) in the woods. The man was carrying a shaft. The shaft was dark and appeared to have serpents rapping around it. The man's staff eventually leads Goodman Brown to the Devil's ceremony, which destroys Goodman Brown's faith in his fellow man.
Upon meeting the Devil in the woods Young Goodman Brown almost immediately stated that he did not want to continue this journey with the devil. He said he was from good people and that his dad or grandfather would have never done anything like the Devil was trying to get him to do. The Devil came right back and told him of when his dad and grandfather were flogging a woman, or burning an Indian village.
When Goodman Brown's first excuse not to carry on with the errand proves to be unconvincing, he says he can't go because of his wife, "Faith". And because of her, he cannot carry out the errand any further. At this point the Devil agrees with him and tells him to turn back to avoid that "Faith should come to any harm"
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at that evening's meeting. Young Goodman Brown worries that the young woman they are speaking of might be his dear Faith.
When Goodman Brown hears this he becomes weak and falls to the ground. He "begins to doubt whether there really was a Heaven above him" and this is a key point when Goodman Brown's faith begins to weaken. Goodman Brown in panic declares that "With Heaven above, and Faith below, I will yet stand firm against the devil!" Again, Brown makes a promise to keep his faith unto God. Then "a black mass of cloud" goes in between Brown and the sky as if to block his prayer from heaven. Brown then hears what he believes to be voices from his community. Once ...

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