Goodman Brown Essay/ Bookreport

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Have you ever had one of those days when you can't tell the difference between a dream and reality? You just want to pinch yourself because everything is so unbelievable. In the story "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathanial Hawthorne Goodman brown must have been dreaming. First because Faith's (Goodman Brown's wife) pink ribbon can't be in two places at the same time. Second the rock was cold and wet when a little before it was on fire. And the twig wasn't burnt or on fire when before it was. Thirdly it certainly takes longer than 15 minutes to get to Salem from Boston although that's how long the devil said it took him to get to Salem.The devil was waiting for Goodman Brown, and came from Boston to Salem in 15 minutes. If you were going the speed limit going to Salem from Boston it would take around 45 minutes. "The clock of the old south was striking as I came through Boston, and that is a full fifteen minutes agone." Well, how do you get to Salem ...view middle of the document...

Seems like magical dreams are in the air in Salem. Faith had on pink ribbons in her hair when Goodman Brown left for his journey. Faith was wearing her pink ribbons when Goodman Brown left for the woods, she always wears them. Goodman Brown found her pink ribbons when he was in the forest then saw it on her head again in town. "But something fluttered lightly down through the air and caught on the branch of a tree; the young man seized it, and beheld a pink ribbon." "He spied the head of Faith, with the pink ribbons." Objects in two places at once? I don't think so, don't mix dream with reality, or you could end up with nothing. In the story "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathanial Hawthorne Goodman brown must have been dreaming. First because Faith's (Goodman Brown's wife) pink ribbon can't be in two places at the same time. Second the rock was cold and wet when a little before it was on fire. And the twig wasn't burnt or on fire when before it was. Thirdly it certainly takes longer than 15 minutes to get to Salem from Boston although that's how long the devil said it took him to get to Salem. As I mentioned before you can tell Goodman Brown is dreaming because of all the impossible that happened in one night. If you were going the speed limit from Boston to Salem, it would take around 45 minutes, but the deal says it took only 15 minutes, which is obviously impossible to condense so small. If the trees and the rock is on fire, then it will burn and get hot, but suddenly it's like the rock and the trees were never on fire, doesn't make much sense. And lastly Faith's ribbons, how are they in two places at once? Oh yea they aren't because this proves that it was a dream. This story's message is hard to get at first. In this story the concept is don't believe what you hear or see, because things may feel real but when you put everything together it's just not possible. And you always have to put together the whole picture; you can't leave loop holes because it just creates confusion. You can always get lost in reality just never get lost in fantasy or dreams, because that's all they'll ever be.

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