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Young Goodman Brown Test #2

*Answer the following questions based on the story: 1. Where is young Goodman Brown headed after sunset?

2. Who does Brown meet first in the dark woods? Why do you suppose that figure appear the way the does in terms of clothing and mannerisms?

3. What is this figure's connection with Brown's family, if we can believe the figure's claims?

4. Who is Goody Cloyse? Why was she special to Brown in the development of his beliefs?

5. What falls from the sky that convinces Brown his wife is attending the meeting?

6. Who attends the Satanic coven in the woods, i.e., what sort of people?

7. What happens when Brown calls out to Faith to look to heaven rather than partake of the unholy ceremony?

8. How does this event--real or imagined--affect Brown's interactions with his community?

9. Why would Satan look so much like Brown himself? Why is that creepier than a demon with horns and pitchfork and cloven hooves?

10. Brown declares that he has "lost his faith." Faith in what, exactly? God? Or something else?

"I have been as well acquainted with your family as with ever a one among the Puritans. for their sake. and returned merrily after midnight. I helped your grandfather. put off your journey until sunrise. Pray. and many a pleasant walk have we had along this path. when her lips were close to his ear. softly and rather sadly. my children." whispered she. in King Philip's War. "Dearest heart." 13. in a deep and solemn tone. And it was I that brought your father a pitchpine knot. as if his once angelic nature could yet mourn for our miserable race. "That old woman taught me my catechism!" said the young man. with its despairing awfulness. ye had still hoped that virtue were not all a dream! Now are ye undeceived! Evil is the nature of mankind.*Be able to identify the source of the following quotations and explain their significance: 11. of all nights in the year!" 12. They were my good friends. the constable. my children. I would fain be friends with you. "pr'y thee. almost sad. Welcome. "Depending upon one another's hearts. to the communion of your race!" Extra Credit: What is carved on Brown's tombstone when he dies? (trick question!) . dear husband. and sleep in your own bed to-night. "Lo! there ye stand. when he lashed the Quaker woman so smartly through the streets of Salem. that she's afeard of herself. both. sometimes. to set fire to an Indian village. A lone woman is troubled with such dreams and such thoughts. 14. kindled at my own hearth." said the figure. Evil must be your only happiness. again. and that's no trifle to say. tarry with me this night. and there was a world of meaning in this simple comment.

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