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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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