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Young Goodman Brown

Young Goodman Brown

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Young Goodman Brown: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. What is so important about the "pink ribbons" worn by young Goodman Brown's wife?They indicate her loss of innocence
2. How is the assembly in the forest best described?A democratic group that draws from all spheres of society
3. Is young Goodman Brown's vision of the dark assembly simply a dream?Maybe—the narrator doesn't explain what truly happened
4. Late in his life, what is a major source of young Goodman Brown's anger?Scenes of prayer and public worship
5. What is one major indication that young Goodman Brown has sinful ancestors?The Brown family is ostracized by the rest of Salem

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