Mythological Approach Paper

506 words - 3 pages

A mythological critic examines a work for repeating patterns that show the

reasoning for various aspects of human life. In other words, upon analyzing a piece of

literature, one will discover the "why's" of the human race. This could be anything from

birth and death to defeating death itself.

A story that contains these aspects would be "Young Goodman Brown" by

Nathaniel Hawthorne. In this story, Goodman Brown has to take a spiritual journey on a

walk through the forest. He encounters the Devil and he tempts Brown with all sorts of

ways to 'leave the path.' The exact opposite of the Devil is represented in Brown's wif ...view middle of the document...

Pray, tarry with me this night, dear husband, of all nights in the

year!(2186)" This is a prime example of Faith's relying on premonitions.

An example of the use of Archetypal Approach to Criticism would be the pink

ribbons found in Faiths hair. There is a point in the story where Brown can't turn back

from his journey, and because of this, Brown sees Faiths' ribbons fall from the sky.

"There was a scream, drowned immediately in a louder murmur of voices, fading

into far-off laughter, as the dark cloud swept away, leaving the clear and silent sky above

Goodman Brown. But something fluttered lightly down through the air and caught on the

branch of the tree. The young man seized it, and beheld a pink ribbon.

'My Faith is gone!' cried he, after one stupefied moment. 'There is no good on earth;

and sin is but a name. Come, devil! for to thee is this world given.(2191)"

These are two examples from Young Goodman Brown that explain the

Mythological aspect and Archetypal aspect of Criticism. In the last excerpt you can

discern pure evil from the rhetorical usage of the words: fading, far-off, laughter, dark,

swept, silent, etc. This entire work of literature very descriptive imagery is used to give

the reader a sense of impending doom and despair and finally ending unresolved. The

original journey to resolve Goodman's mind of good and evil, starts with uncertainty,

leading into despair then to an absolution that these supposedly pious people are really

evil.

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