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Where does the story Young Goodman Brown take place?

"Young Goodman Brown" takes place in Salem village and the forest outside the village. Young Goodman Brown lives in the village with his wife Faith. The story opens and closes in the village.

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Similarly, it is asked, in which part of the story Young Goodman Brown is the climax?

The rising action is when Young Goodman Brown enters the forest and meets the devil. The climax of this story is when Young Goodman Brown is standing before the altar with Faith, about to receive the mark of baptism from the devil.

Beside above, what is the point of Young Goodman Brown? Like his great novel, "The Scarlet Letter," Hawthorne uses "Young Goodman Brown" to illustrate the hypocrisy of the Puritans. This likely stems from the guilt he felt over having an ancestor who served as a judge for the Salem witch trials.

Likewise, what happens to Young Goodman Brown?

Goodman Brown sees that the other convert is Faith. Goodman Brown tells Faith to look up to heaven and resist the devil, then suddenly finds himself alone in the forest. The next morning Goodman Brown returns to Salem Village, and every person he passes seems evil to him.

Why does Goodman Brown go into the forest?

Young Goodman Brown's purpose is to go just one time on what he repeatedly calls an "evil" or "wicked" mission in the woods to participate in a Satanic ritual or "witch-meeting." He expects he might find "a devilish Indian" lurking behind each tree or the devil himself at this elbow. He expects to be among strangers.

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