Circulate and respond to questions. He had an indescribable air of one who knew the world, and would not have felt abashed at the governor's dinner-table, or in King William's court. Why is that an appropriate object for this character? Be able to identify the source of the following quotations and explain their significance: A. In fact, with this very obvious representation, it…. Paulits maintains that Hawthorn employs ambiguity to arrive at his theme of moral ambivalence in the work. Discuss Goodman Brown's attitude and conscience.
Some people may argue that heritage can be a deciding factor in how religion can play a major role in how we view one another. Ye have found thus young your nature and your destiny. Is there any character who, in your opinion, Hawthorne should have fleshed out? After the minister and Deacon Gookin ride by, what happens to Goodman Brown? Coupled with contrast, however, to compare means to point out similarities, while to contrast means to point out differences. This likely stems from the guilt he felt over having an ancestor who served as a judge for the Salem witch trials. Discuss the significance of the second traveller sic. The narrator can both describe what Goodman Brown is doing, and also evaluate and comment on the… Walter J. This, of course, must have been an ocular deception, assisted by the uncertain light.
One page; word processor required. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site. Define bold terms in your logs. Lesson plan with handouts to assist in close reading and annotation, analytical questions, and writing an analytical essay. Summary, background, analysis, and critical commentary.
Also, he never sees the evil community again. How might that familial guilt have influenced Hawthorne's depiction of the Puritans? Academic vocabulary, background questions, reading questions, key quotations. Two more novels and a collection of stories followed, The House of the Seven Gables 1851 , The Blithedale Romance 1852 and The Tanglewood Tales 1853 , after which he was appointed American counsul at Liverpool by his friend Franklin Pierce, now president. There is the pink ribbon, which is associated with Brown's wife, Faith. An individual that mistakenly believes that faith will keep him safe momentarily indulges, and faith is not enough to protect him. Students work with vocabulary, word choice and tone, allegory and symbols, more. This, of course, must have been an ocular deception, assisted by the uncertain light.
Pretend that the story breaks off after young Goodman Brown wakes up. What are some contrasts between the two stories, e. Take a stance; defend reasoning with evidence from text. Which aspects of the story seem most directly relevant to seventeenth-century New England, and which suggest general themes? By investing these traditional elements of storytelling with deeper, more symbolically complex meanings, Hawthorne achieved a narrative style which is both moralistic and confessional in nature. Have students fill in the chart as the video plays. Too good to be true? Why was she special to Brown in the development of his beliefs? Students should fill in the t-chart as the video plays.
And it was I that brought your father a pitch-pine knot, kindled at my own hearth, to set fire to an Indian village, in King Philip's War. Why do you suppose that figure appear the way the does in terms of clothing and mannerisms? What are ways in which it is well-written? The young man seized it, and beheld a pink ribbon. Key quotations with emphasis on irony. Other symbols may not be so obvious. A handout with three sets of 4 questions for postreading discussion in small groups.
Or are distrust and gloominess appropriate reactions to what he saw? To support his family he worked as surveyor of the Port of Salem, an appointment received as a reward for service to the local Democrats, and after losing this job when the government changed in 1849, he turned to writing his best-known novel, The Scarlet Letter 1850 , a tale of the illicit passion and guilt of a Puritan minister, and the effects of his denial and concealment on himself, his former lover Hester Prynne, and their child Pearl. This style is very accommodating to the story because it allows the author perfect opportunities to express his points. Distribute a copy of Young Goodman Brown to each student. Then compose a cogent thesis statement for each interpretation. He considers the theme of Goodman Brown to be ambivalence…. Describe the impact on their lives. The work is a social critique of the Puritan religion.
How does this revelation impact the story? But he was himself the chief horror of the scene, and shrank not from its other horrors. They might have been taken for father and son. What are some of his strange qualities? Whom does he encounter on his journey? Nobody is acknowledging their mistakes. How about another ending that fits, but raises entirely different points about human existence? And when he had lived long, and was borne to his grave, a hoary corpse, followed by Faith, an aged woman, and children and grand-children, a goodly procession, besides neighbors, not a few, they carved no hopeful verse upon his tombstone; for his dying hour was gloom. How does the setting add to the meaning of the story: sunset and night, dreary road, gloomiest trees, narrow path creeping through, lonely, peculiarity in solitude? Not until the nineteen sixties was there turning point in the nation. Supply examples of specific textual evidence supporting each interpretation.
Before you begin writing the essay, carefully read the guidelines for developing your paper topic that are given below. What lesson or lessons does this story teach? Possibly - it has dreamlike qualities; the horses and men are invisibble, the cane becomes a serpent, the man looks like himself. If they ever make Young Goodman Brown: 3D, the bad guys are getting the best special effects. The cry of grief, rage, and terror, was yet piercing the night, when the unhappy husband held his breath for a response. But something fluttered lightly down through the air, and caught on the branch of a tree. . Or should Faith just keep playing with her pink ribbons and leave us all alone? Evil must be your only happiness.