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Plot Summary: Young Goodman Brown


The story begins when the young Goodman Brown is saying goodbye to his other half, Faith. She asks him to stay with her, saying that she feels frightened when she is alone. Goodman Brown informs her that he needs to travel for one night and advises her to say her prayers and go to bed early so she will safe.

Goodman Brown walks on a road through a forest. He takes a look around, scared of what might be behind each tree, thinking that there may be Indians or the devil there. He quickly comes upon a guy in the road who welcomes Goodman Brown.

More Summary of Devil at My Heels

The male is worn regular clothes and looks regular except for a walking stick to a serpent sculpted that he brought. Goodman Brown and this strange figure go into the dark forest, the male offers Goodman Brown the personnel, he says that it might help him walk quicker, but Goodman Brown refuses. He says that he concerned their meeting because he guaranteed to do, however does not wish to touch the staff and wants to return to the town. Goodman Brown tells to him that he feels ashamed to socialize with him due to the fact that he and his member of the family is Christian and excellent people.

The guy responds that he understood Goodman Brown’s family and other members of churches, and even the governor of the state. The purpose of their journey is to join in a routine. Goodman Brown reveals hesitation, not only once but numerous times. He refuses since he states that he wishes to return to his home for Faith. At that minute, there is a female come and Goodman Brown knew that she is Goody Cloyse, who he understands to be a pious, respected woman from the town. He hides, ashamed to be seen with the guy. She identifies him as the devil and reveals herself to be a witch, on her way to the devil’s wicked forest ceremony.

The man gives Goodman Brown his staff then the male informs him that he can utilize it for transport to the event if he changes his mind. Then he hears the voices of the minister of the church and Deacon Gookin, they are likewise on their way to the event. Goodman Brown swears that despite the fact that everyone else in the world has gone to the devil, for Faith’s sake he will remain real to God. And, he hears voices originating from the ceremony and believes he acknowledges Faith’s voice. He shrieks her name, and a pink ribbon from her cap flutters below the sky.

After he understood that Faith has actually relied on devil and there is no excellent on the planet, Goodman Brown gets the staff, which brings him rapidly through the forest to the event. When he arrived at the ceremony, he browses to the forest, the trees are on fire, he sees his father, his mom, the minister, Deacon Gookin, Goody Cloyse and Martha Carrier. He and Faith approach the altar and they are to be blessed in blood to seal their alliance with wickedness. He tells Faith to look up to paradise and resist the devil, however all of a sudden he discovers himself alone in the forest. The next morning Goodman Brown returns to Salem Village.

Everyone that he passes is appears wicked to him. He sees the minister and he refuses to accept the true blessing from the minister who blessed him. He hears Deacon Gookin hoping and he calls him as a witch. He sees Goody Cloyse quizzing a young girl on Bible verses and snatches the lady away. He sees Faith at his home and declines to greet her. It’s unclear whether the meeting in the forest was a dream or not. But, Goodman Brown is changed. Now, He can’t believe the words of the minister, does not trust anyone in his village, and doesn’t fully enjoy his wife as previously. He resides in the rest of his life with gloom and worry.

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