Project #31767 - read and answer short story

Read what is in the first link about the author 

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/timeline/hawthorne.html

 

Second is the story. go over it carefully, please read both link. Then answer the questions below.

http://www.online-literature.com/poe/158/

 

Assignment: Please respond to the following questions thoroughly and by example from the story you have just read.

1. Who is the narrator of "Young Goodman Brown" and what advantages does the narrative point of view give the author?

 

2. What does Young Goodman Brown mean when he says "of all nights in the year, this one night must I tarry away from thee" (par.3)? What is important about this night, and why does Goodman Brown believe he must journey "twixt now and sunrise"?

3. Is Goodman Brown surprised to encounter the second traveler on the road, or does he seem to expect him? What is the significance of their encounter? What do you make of the fact that the stranger bears a strong resemeblance to Young Goodman Brown?

4. What sins are the various characters Goodman Brown meets in the woods guilty of committing?

5. "Young Goodman Brown" has two distinct settings: Salem and the woods. What are the differences between these settings? What significance does each seeting have in the story?

6. Which figures in the story are allegorical, and which are symbols?

7. Why do the people gather in the woods? Why do they attend the ceremony?

8. Explain the change that takes place in Young Goodman Brown at the end of the story. Why can he not listen to the singing of holy psalms or to the minister's sermons? What causes him to turn away from Faith and die in gloom?

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 05/29/2014 12:00 am
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