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Title: Nathaniel Hawthorne


1
Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Young Goodman Brown

2
Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864
  • Born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • Puritan Background
  • Ancestor of John Hathorne one of the three
    judges in the Salem Witch Trials

3
Hawthornes Background
  • Began writing after college
  • Spent many years in seclusion starving artist
  • Held many jobs including writer and publisher

4
His Themes in Writing
  • Moral allegories
  • The sinful man
  • Hypocrisy
  • The dark side of human nature
  • The religious

5
Who were the Puritans?
  • Wanted a pure church
  • No candles
  • No Images
  • No stained glass windows
  • Rejected the showy church of England
  • Led very somber lives governed solely by a strict
    interpretation of the Bible
  • No nonsense dancing, gambling, drama, etc

6
Basic Beliefs of the Puritan Church
  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God died on the
    cross for everyones sins
  • The whole Bible is the word of God and it is to
    be followed to the letter.
  • The belief in these ideas are fact is known as a
    persons faith
  • Faith strong belief in God or in the doctrines
    of a religion, based on spiritual understanding
    rather than proof.

7
Basic Beliefs of the Puritan Church
  • Faith is what is necessary to get into heaven.
  • If you dont go to heaven you go to hell.
  • Sins, as defined by the Bible, are to be avoided
    at cut out of life
  • A catechism is a book that is used to teach basic
    principles of the church

8
The Infamous Puritans
  • The Salem Witch Trials put the Puritans
    prominently in the history books

9
And Now, Nathanial Hawthorns Short Story
  • Young Goodman Brown

10
Some Basics
  • Characters
  • Young Goodman Brown
  • His wife Faith
  • Mysterious man in the forest with a strange
    looking staff

11
Some Basics
  • Minor Characters Notes
  • Constable person in law enforcement
  • Deacon position in church held by congregation
    member
  • Goody abbr. of goodwife, female version of
    goodman
  • Reverend pastor
  • Sabbath day of rest in the Christian church in
    this case, Sunday

12
YGB as an Allegory
  • What is an allegory?
  • A story where everything is a symbol
  • Used commonly to instruct especially in religious
    matters
  • SYMBOL An object, person, or event that
    functions as itself, but also stands for
    something more than itself.
  • For example a dove stands for Peace.

13
The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown Basics
  • The Snake Satan
  • The Devil

14
The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown - Basics
  • The Forest
  • Evil / Sin

15
The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown Basics
  • Stars / Sky / Heavenly Bodies
  • Heaven / Connection with God

16
The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown - Basics
  • White Purity
  • Red Sin
  • Pink ????

17
The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown - Basics
  • Fire
  • Hell

18
The Allegory of Young Goodman Brown now, not
basic
  • Young Goodman Brown
  • The common Christian man brown is neutral (can
    apply to or be anyone)
  • Faith
  • A Christians faith
  • Witches
  • Satan / Evil

19
Another literary term feather for your literary
term cap
  • Imagery words and phrases that re-create vivid
    sensory experiences for the reader. Usually
    imagery is visual, but often it is written to the
    senses of smell, hearing, taste, and touch

20
Complete C-Notes Questions Summary (due
in-class)
  • 4 level one questions
  • 3 level two questions
  • 3 level three questions
  • Make sure you space the questions throughout both
    pages of notes
  • Write a 5 sentence summary on the bottom of the
    notes in the box provided
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